Yes that is good news. A month and a half too late for me unfortunately but great for those who are about to buy.
Whilst we all know that Apple is struggling a bit at the moment their recent decision to drop business discounts if a product is in short demand smacks of opportunism and leave a bad taste in the mouth for a very loyal base of business customers.
I think this first happened with the Retina MacBook Pro and then with the new iMac.
What they said at the Apple store when I picked up my iMac was that business discounts were now awarded on the basis of how much one spends in a year.
So thats bad news for the people who only replace their MacPro's every 4 years or so.
And yes despite not getting a 5% discount on a £2,300 purchase I did save £10 buying my Applecare.
However I'm now a member of the discount club and had a 5% reduction on a 8TB Gtech drive and Go Pro Black.