Okay so this is somewhat of a rant but I need to get it off my chest. Why does Apple always take so frickin' long to ship out orders? My employer ordered a bunch of computers on the 7th. 90+ of them were from Dell. The Dells shipped within about 3 days of ordering them and we had them in about 3 more days after that. All 90+ of them. We ordered 5 Macs from Apple on the same date. Apple's order status web site listed the 14th as the ship-by date. The 14th came and went. So did the 15th, 16th and 17th until Apple finally went and updated the ship-by date...to the 27th! What puzzles me is that if I go to Apple's web page right now, configure both the iMacs and the MacBook Pro exactly the way we configured the ones we ordered, they each say "Ships in 1-3 days." Yes, I realize Dell sells a lot more computers than Apple (computers that are also made more cheaply) and therefore has the means to produce more of them at a faster rate, but come on! It's especially annoying when I'm reading that Apple is posting a $472M profit today -- perhaps they should use some of that money towards ramping up production? And I could understand if these were brand new model computers, but they've each been around for months now, so it's not like the demand is insane like it sometimes is when Apple first releases new models. I'd hate to see what happens to schools that order a LOT of computers from Apple (Virginia Tech excluded).