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10-01-2009, 12:09 PM #1
Mac Mini Wait Times Increase: New Model Coming?
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The online Apple Store for Resellers has increased wait times for two Mac mini models, and many resellers' stock of the low-end mini is completely depleted. Meanwhile, Apple has informed its direct sales channel that the low end model has been discontinued. This is consistent with increasing rumors of upgrades to the product line in coming weeks.
According to a report in AppleInsider, the Apple Store for Resellers shows the 2 GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini with 120GB hard drive as well as the 320GB model available after two to three weeks, rather than the usual 1-3 business day turnaround. Apple's announcement that orders by its sales partners for several desktop Mac models would not be honored came along with the news that the low-end Mac mini was no longer shipping. Online stores like Amazon and MacMall now report no stock on that model.
The rumor mill has long been abuzz with reports that Apple has a new iMac line ready to ship, as well as new polycarbonate MacBooks. This latest news adds fuel to the fire of rumors that hardware upgrades are coming to Apple's low-cost desktop mini.