So do we have any idea of what's coming with this year's iMacs, assuming they get a 2018 refresh? I've mentioned this a few times in various threads, but I'd really like to move my parents off their almost decade-old Acer PC and onto a 21.5" iMac. I went back and forth on whether I was gonna go for a Fusion drive or go whole-hog on a SSD and I figured I'd just splurge on the SSD, as it would likely lengthen the life of the computer in the end anyway. My parents are both in their 70s so I'm thinking a retina display would make reading things easier on their eyes, so I'm probably going with that as well over the standard 1080p model unless I can find a crazy deal on the 1080p model. I went over the various resellers and this is what I came up with: 21.5-inch iMac / 3.0Ghz i5 / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM Apple (Refurb) $1269.00 ($1385.75 after tax) B&H $1399.00 (No tax) Adorama (New) $1479.00 (No tax) Macmall $1499.00 (No tax) Apple (New) $1499.00 ($1646.91 after tax) Best Buy [Not Available] It's looking like Apple's refurbished price is my best bet. It's not in-stock as of this post but it was definitely there on Friday afternoon, so it's something that comes in and out of stock. So this prompts four questions: 1) Does anyone think that that a hypothetical 2018 iMac would introduce any major changes or revisions that's worth waiting it out and paying full MSRP for? 2) I can answer this one myself, but does anyone think that the cost of SSD upgrades for the iMac are going to come down in price? Alternatively, does anyone think that by some minor miracle that the SSD drive will become standard across the line? 3) Do the prices on previous model refurbished units drop when new computers are released? I noticed that the Series 1 refurbished Apple Watch went down from $209 to $169, so I assume the iMac models would do the same. If so, I can just wait for the 2018 announcements and hopefully grab the 2017 model for a bit cheaper than its current $1269 price, but I risk missing out on it completely if it sells out and doesn't get replenished. 4) What's Apple price policy and does it apply to refurbished hardware? If I grab the refurb 2017 model at $1269 and it goes down in price, would Apple refund me the difference? Just thought I'd pick a few brains before I made any decisions on the matter. Thanks.