http://www.tuaw.com/2008/07/30/apple-to-channel-partners-stock-up-now/ The three week window seems to get us to late August now (damn) I now know I have to have the laptop by Sept 8, and then with the 14 day window that means Sept 22 before I'm stuck with whatever I have. But the bulletin to retailers is definite evidence of dates that we haven't had 'til now, and also thats the same sort of thing they've sent in the past from what I've read. There's a question I wanted to ask and it got asked in one of the big news threads but never answered: What happens if you do the BTS deal and get the iPod, but then return the MBP to exchange for the new model? At this point I'm happy with just the new processors and FSB and RAM speed bumps, they'll make a good difference for the long renders I have to do with my MBP. I don't care about it being portable I want it to be as powerful as possible, because I can't get a desktop, as we're required to get a laptop... edit: August 26th - it helps to look at the "August" page of the calendar.