Not trying to get anyone over excited or anything but just thought I would share this small piece of information. Apple is giving me a maxed out 17" MBP SR, it is a long story. Mark at Apple head quarters is the one who was taking care of the situation. And before I agreed on anything he mentioned that it would be shipped out right away and be overnighted. After I made the agreement last Monday, 1 week ago, he said that It will ship in 1 to 2 weeks. But he would not state why. I doubt that stock would have anything to do with my computer being delayed since it is a request from corporate and not a purchased one from a store. If stock was low I am sure they would make sure they got me one to get everything out of the way. Although mark supposedly has some hierarchy in the company, I do not think he would know the exact date of the release or have the authority to state it, but I think he would at least have some idea of when new releases were coming out. So possibly, just a thought, maybe he knew something was happening in the next 1-2 weeks. It could be some new MBP or as others have said it could just be a new iLife, or maybe Leopard early... haha ya I wish. Just thought I would share to add to the speculation, I guess we will all see tomorrow!