After going from a used G3 B&W to a Mac Mini ppc, I just ordered my first iMac, the 24" 2.16 Ghz stock model. Yesterday i ordered the 20" and was told it would take 10 days (10 working days) since they were out of stock and were getting more in from Singapore (?). I slept on it and today upgraded to the 24", and it too is back-ordered 10 days. I'm alright with that--the extra wait lets me savour the delicious anticipation, and arrange my plans for partitioning, memory, a new back-up h.d. etc. As to why they are so back-ordered... Probably, Apple Korea underestimated initial demand for the new models and has been caught short. But...maybe.... Does this presage a possible pre-holiday-buying-season speed-bump? I'd love to get a 2.33 for the price of a 2.16.