I am new to the forum but have been using Apple products for many years. Have an issue with my 27" iMac quad core i7 with 8GB RAM and 1TB HD. My HD has failed - totally dead (cannot boot into OS) and requires replacement. This should not be an issue since my computer is < 1yr old with a 3 yr Applecare warranty. Apple customer care diagnosed a 'broken' HD and arranged replacement of the HD at a local authorised repair centre (in Singapore). Unfortunately, they cannot get a new HD - wait for it, until, 30 Jan 2012 (yes 2012). I took this up with an Apple Customer Relations person (located in Melbourne) who confirmed the delivery date of 30 Jan 2012. Apparently there is a WORLWIDE shortage of TB HD's so I assume they cannot supply any new computers with 1TB HD's until 2012. Just thought I would let everyone know Apple current Logistics problem. What do I do next? Should I wait 6 months? Any suggestions? I am obviously more than a little frustrated with Appl's response - the Customer Relations contact said they would offer me something for my experience (!!!) but currently has no alternative plan to expedite. I suggested that they replace my 1TB drive with a 2TB drive, but NO and even requested a new machine (again, surprisingly NO). Would welcome any feedback or suggestions (again) on how to proceed.