Wow guys, didn't expect so much response AND potentially good news about the stock. @weasel79, thanks mate, it IS for my brother's birthday. I'm going home in late September and wanted to surprise him (he was pretty excited about it last time he showed it to me). If the rumour about the updated stock is true, then I'll be able to get it delivered on time. If not, I'll do my best trying to convince you Cheers!
@AndrewChi thanks for the update, it's great to know he's doing well and actually continuing to work on the new hardware.