Chatted to a guy who works for Apple Australia last night who mentioned that it appears that Apple are NOT going to be getting CDRW iMac G4's any time soon (certainly within 2 months) and it is likely that they are not going to get any in the hope of getting people to fork over the extra cash for a combo drive. Apple have helped to engineer their stockists to push this by slanting the profits from each sale in favour of the higher specs (supposed profit on a combo rrp $3699 AUD is $175 and more for Superdrive). I mean $3700 is $700 AUD ( that is $370 USD) more than the machine is in the US even though they are made closeby in Taiwan/Singapore. Effectively Apple have made their entry model with a pricetag of $1956 USD. Forget it! I am gonna buy an older G4 and a big screen.