Anyone who was hoping for a built-in Blu-ray drive in their next-gen iMac is gonna have to wait till mid-2008. That's when Intel will replace their current Bearlake chipset with their Eaglelake chipset, which will officially support Blu-ray. Apple is infamous for waiting before they adopt new technologies, so in a sense this comes as no surprise. The question is, how badly do you want an integrated Blu-ray drive in your next iMac? Bad enough to warrant not buying one without a high-def drive?
No Blu-ray for iMacs Until 2008? [Macnn]