I've been doing a LOT of product research in order to determine when the next MBP's are coming out. A few days ago, I tried doing a 'mock purchase' (go through the buying process, but never check out) of the MBP 15" (both models- high end and low end) in order to check whether Apple was reporting any delays in shipping. When I chose the 'ship from Apple' option, I found that both models were 'in stock'. No surprises there. However, when I chose the 'pick-up at store' option, it stated that they would both be available for pick-up on May 4th. That was slightly out of the ordinary, but nothing to get excited over. However, I also tried doing a 'mock purchase' today. For both models, they were 'in stock' to ship from Apple. However, for an 'in-store pick-up', the date had been moved back to May 8th! It's strange for Apple to move back dates on orders, unless they are either low on supplies (i.e. iPad 3 at launch), or they are updating that product very soon. My guess is that we'll be hearing about a Keynote by next week at the latest. Also, MBP 13" and 17" models were unaffected by this anomaly- they were available for both options of delivery. That implies that Apple is going to be doing a staggered release of its MBP line. What are your thoughts on all of this? If you want, you can try a 'mock purchase' of your own. I live in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham). Maybe supplies are only constrained here. I don't know. But it would be nice to hear some input from other people.