First off, I tried to search through some other posts and couldn't find anything related to this, however if there is another thread I should be looking in, please let me know! I am currently a PC whose laptop is dying I had decided to make the switch to a Mac and was ready to go to the store and make my purchase this week (13" MacBook Pro). Friends have been encouraging me to wait for the new version, however I'm really not ready to give up the optical drive so I definitely want the current version. However, someone pointed out to me that once the new version is announced they might lower the cost on the current model. My questions are these: 1.) If the new version is unveiled on June 11, how long will it be before it becomes available for purchase? 2.) For how long after the new version becomes available to purchase will the current version still be available? Do they tend to run out of the old model quickly? 3.) Does Apple tend to drop the price of the old version? In my experience they have not done this with iPods, but I don't know about with computers. 4.) If they do drop the price, how long does it usually take once the new version has been announced before they drop the price of the old version (i.e., if the unveiling is June 11, will the price drop on the 12th, or will it be later in the summer)? 5.) If the price on the old model were to be lowered, would my student discount still apply on top of the lowered price? Thank you for any advice you can offer!