I know this can apply to any of the Mac computer forums, but I noticed something very interesting! Take a look at these two links: U.S. Store: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore Japan Store: http://store.apple.com/0120-APPLE-1/WebObjects/japanstore/ Now I know the reason behind this. Basically, Japan starts their new school year right around this time in early April. The U.S. starts between August and September, depending on where in the U.S. you look at. Now the thing I don't understand... how does this tie in with the Mac monthly updates? We all probably know in the U.S., Apple tends to sell out the last remaining models ready for an update with the free iPod to boost sales for students. What about Japan? The entire world saw updates for the line of computers (excluding iMacs for now), so how does this affect those who live in Japan? I know it's an interesting question, but anyone who is currently living in Japan, please let me and everyone know how it works out. Nonetheless, quite an interesting find!