I don't think Apple knows who their market is. The cube. Puhlease. Who the hell can afford the cube AND the LCD screen to make it look decent. Only Steve and his ilk, it turns out. Now the iMac will replace the cube? On the chopping board maybe... I fear all of this talk of an LCD iMac may be true, and that will suck. Not for me, you understand. I can afford one. But my mates can't. Even the current iMac is out of range for them (and comparatively underpowered at that...). I repeat - who the hell can afford an LCD? I love Macs but I point my mates to PC's to get their money's worth. Are schools going to buy LCDs? Here's an idea. Go ahead and release the new iMac, but also re-release the midrange iMac in clear plastic and call it "iMac Classic". Just the one model. Sell it for $US550 or something (I'm in Oz - I haven't done the sums - $A1100). Sure it would affect sales of the new iMac, but I'm guessing the new iMac will be more expensive, underpowered (again) and go down like a lead balloon anyway (after cube-like hype and initial sales, of course). It WILL be very pretty, I'm sure. But as the owner of a blue&white G3 tower who's matching 17" monitor has just gone Ka-Boom after eighteen months (apparently never to be repaired) I can assure you that this little bunny has seen the light in relation to style over substance. I paid more for a "look" rather than getting the cheaper (beige) monitor. I painted my room to match that damn monitor (and no, Apple going to clear plastics wasn't inspiration. They're addressing this very problem. At least beige bits are replacable!). Will Apple save the old iMac and put power in the hands of the underprivileged, or pursue aesthetics at the cost of marketshare? Decisions, decisions.... Let's see. Either way, I've got a G3 tower for sale (no monitor) and I'm in the market for a new computer. Beige sounds nice... ..... Oh, hang on.... Schools WON'T pay more for LCDs. That means the new iMac MUST be at the same price point. If so, please ignore previous rant Hello Mudda! Hello Fadda! (A cheaper iMac would still be nice though).