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International launch makes \"Minis\" even more scarce

updated 09:25 am EDT, Wed July 21, 2004

iPod mini demand high

Availability of the iPod mini, which continues to face month-long back orders in the U.S., will be expected by the end of 2004. [updated]

by MacNN Staff




  1. macjockey

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Lead time

    Don't believe the quoted lead times.

    I was quoted 2-3 weeks in February for my iPod Mini and I just received it Monday (July 19) 23 weeks later.

    They must be quoting dog weeks.

  1. legacyb4

    Joined: Dec 1969



    London Drugs out here in downtown Vancouver had a pile of minis (at least 10-12 units, if not more) in the stockroom last Friday night. They might be gone now, but stores definitely did have some on the shelves...

  1. chrissyboy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not to gloat...

    ...but my girlfriend ordered one when it was announced that they were available in the UK, about a month ago - and she's just had notification that it's shipped today, 2 days earlier than expected.

    Maybe it was because she wanted pink...


  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hitatchi drives

    I read not to long ago that was Hitatchi to double it's HD manufacturing capacity. Anyone remember when this was supposed to take place?

  1. anartguy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    picked one up yesterday!

    Lost my silver MINI in Costa Rica last month. Insurance check came yesterday, and on a whim I stopped by an Apple store to see how long the wait would be for a replacement. Lo and behold, they had one green and one pink. Snagged the green one, and am a very happy guy!!

  1. autograph

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Got one in stock

    Hey, we're a very small Apple Authorized Reseller (traditional mom 'n' pop deal) and we've got one iPod mini blue in stock!
    I ordered them when they were first announced, and just slightly over estimated the local market. I don't expect to sell it locally now, so first come, first served. (US addresses only, sorry)

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