Back in August I reported about the silent change of the "ED" to "N" label on the Nikon AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens:
"Nikon changed the gold label of the Nikon AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED from "ED" to "N" (Nikonusa has the ED picture, Nikon imaging has the "N" picture) - this lens always had Nano coating, so this was not an update. Did anything else changed?"
Could this have anything to do with the rumored replacement of this lens tomorrow? The new VRII is labeled with gold letters - the two images above still have the red VR sign.