Called up my local store yesterday to check their stock on 27" iMacs (2011) as I desperately need one for work and cannot wait a second longer. Spoke to the Manager in the morning who told me that they had one in stock. We had a quick chat about me waiting for the 2012 model, etc. I called back in the afternoon to check before I left when the Manager drops the bomb! "They're here, the new 2012 iMacs! They're showing on the system right now! They've just appeared" ...this took me a few seconds to process... the Manager continued; "The 27" we spoke about this morning is showing on the system as discontinued. I can see the brand new, 2012 model on my screen now, it's showing as 1 week shipping time!" - - - - - - - - At this point I'm thinking that this is an amazing stroke of luck and am heading to the car while still talking the guy on the phone. Then I asked him how much they were... "£1649" he replied... Hmmm... I think, that's a big price jump! I question him further - how many models are there? "Only one!", he replies... Ok... have they got USB 3? - "No, USB 2." What the processor? - "i5 3.1" This went on for a while with me getting more and more confused and the guy getting more and more adamant that this was the brand-new, 2012 model. Then he says, "...the 813 model has been discontinued. This is the new version, the 814!" At this point, I hung up.