After I wrote Apple via snail mail, I received a call from their customer service dept. She said there will be a fix. Apple is well aware of the issue and is working with the distributor of the screens. All iMac people who want their screens replaced will be notified when the proper screen is in stock. Apple will not hang their users out to dry, and feel confident in the purchase of your iMac. Ya, I asked for perks, and yes I got them with out question. So, forget what you heard about all the negatives, it will be fixed and it will be soon. I have ordered my replacement, but she said there is not guarantee that this screen will be unflawed. She said patience is key right now. There is note date, but she said it would be less than 6 months. She is first person to actually give some sort of time frame. She gave me her direct line and if anyone at Apple or the Apple stores says any different to call her. My confidence rating went up a bit. fingers crossed.