I think they are coming really quickly. I've been waiting for weeks now and have told my vendor the minute it's announced I want one overnighted -- apparently he's got a few more people who are in the same boat and has them on a call list.
During my conversation with him today he indicated that he got a rather cryptic e-mail that indicated they were absolutely not to give any discounts on an item number that corresponds to the 15" Powerbook.
It could just be management at the company going off the same sort of rumors and innuendo that the rest of the Apple Net is. I've heard that the resellers, even the major ones (which this one qualifies as), don't know beforehand.
Or it could be them laying the groundwork for an announcement in the next couple of days.
Either way, discounts or no discounts, the minute it hits the shelf I'm buying.
It's funny, I was in the Apple Store in the Galleria Mall in Houston and told the guy I was waiting on the 15" update and he smiled and said, "Ah, the Golden Unicorn."
We'll see. I just hope for the best