Just a friendly tip: I saw a thread earlier about people calling Apple to check up on delivery status, only to be surprised by a free Superdrive or wireless mouse, etc. I immediately called to try to swing some free swag out of my 2.3/16/256 setup with 2-3 expedited shipping (estimated delivery 3-4 weeks, July 11-17). I waited a few days after the keynote to order, placed June 13th. It was still under "Processing" when I called. On Thursday (6/28), I spoke to a woman at Apple named Donna who, despite being super friendly, did not seem eager to part with any free hardware. I even mentioned the fact that I was replacing a 2008 MBP and have been a happy mac customer for years. But still nothing.. She insisted she knew as much as I did on shipping dates (3-4 weeks), but to keep checking the order status in case anything develops. I hung up feeling a little disappointed, but what could I expect? I went about the rest of my day like nothing changed. By the end of the night my order jumps to preparing to ship and by Friday--yesterday, 06/29--the thing has shipped!! I am ecstatic. The email from apple says delivery date July 5th, which is over a week jump for me. Very happy at this point. I click on the FedEx tracking and see that it has been processed at Shanghai, with expected delivery next Tuesday, July 3rd. At this point I am going nuts. It is finally coming, I think. The package came this morning (06/30) at 10:22 am. Speechless. Playing with it right now, an absolute quantum leap from my 08 non unibody macbook pro. TL;DR - if you call in, seem eager, demonstrate customer loyalty, etc, you might just get a special surprise within 36 hours!