Hey everyone, i'm a student wanting to buy my parents a new imac. i build all my computers and i dislike apple (even though it's all my parents use), so i don't know much about this line of their products. i know that apple offers a limited time for student discounts, and i'm wondering whether they tend to release a new line (i.e. add haswell) before they end the discounts? also, since imo, haswell is just a reduced power consumption in comparison to the ivy bridge models, i really wouldn't mind paying a little less to buy a refurbished ivy bridge model. i'm wondering whether apple usually put up their previous models up in their refurbished store right after a new product is released, and when they say refurbished, whether they're used at all? the reason i'm not buying the refurbished october 2012 model is because i think the new thinned out form factor is a big step up from the previous model. i just don't foresee the addition of haswell as a big leap up - but if waiting could save me some money, so be it. currently, the ivy-bridge models are $100 off the original price, due to my student discount. if i wait for haswell, would the price of the new models be the same (due to student discount)? if not, if i buy a refurbished ivy bridge model (post october 2012 model), would i save any extra money? i understand that there is no definite answer, as most of this is speculation. but i don't know how apple generally operates, and i don't know what they did the past years. everyone here have been apple fans for longer than i have, so i'm sure your answers have more basis than my wild guesses. if it helps, i'm planning to buy the cheaper 27-inch model. my parents don't game, so i don't need the extra GPU power, and paying a $300 premium for a faster processor isn't worth it. thanks a ton in advance!