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Base Mac mini shipping dates slip

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Wed September 30, 2009

Mac mini now at 1-3 days at Apple

Rumors of an immiment Apple desktop refresh were bolstered today by the addition of a delay to shipping times for the base Mac mini. Apple's online stores in the US and in Canada now show the entry $599 model shipping in one to three business days instead of its usual 24 hours. The high-end model has the same shipping time, however.

Although the company doesn't often change ship times to reflect incoming new models, unexpected but publicly advertised delays when they occur are often signs Apple is phasing out a product and has run low of inventory ahead of when the new model appears.

Little is known about what any Mac mini update would involve, though the most recent leak suggests that it will be a minor performance upgrade. That the high-end version appears to remain intact suggests that it will become the entry level and may have a price cut to match.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Zaren

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Well, blah

    I just placed an order Monday for a Mac Mini for work, hoping to have it in by the end of the week. It's a rush job, and they need it for next Monday. I wonder if I'll get it in time.

  1. Bob Parish

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mac mini shipping dates slip

    The delay to shipping times now is for the both models.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Can't be a production or shipping glitch. Gots to be a sign of a new model.

    And, Zaren, you better hope it isn't, because if it is, it won't be announced until next monday/tuesday, and you won't get it until after then.

  1. xebrawerx

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This was news last week...

    Though not reported in the news. Apple stock levels were exhausted both at and Ingram Micro last week. Tweeted about this on 9/26.

    Let me add... THANK G-D THE MINI IS GETTING AN UPDATE. What a b****** child Apple has made of that platform.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Got one in March

    I got one back in March when they refreshed the line. I really love the little sucker.

  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Win 7 and new iMacs

    My guess is that Apple will take the win out of the Windows 7 launch later this month by releasing the slickest iMacs ever. Take that Balmer!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Win 7

    Right. Because Apple is soooooo afraid of MS and Windows they need to take the wind out of their sails!

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