updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu August 24, 2006
Denied Mac mini Orders
In late February of this year, a blogger reported that Apple denied his bulk order of Mac minis for his server colocation company that depends primarily on the small systems for its business. Days later, Apple followed suit by updating the Mac mini with Intel processors. This pattern is beginning again, says the same blogger on his website. While trying to order a large number of Mac minis through a reseller, he was told that the store was not allowed to place new bulk orders until after Labor Day, strongly implying that new Mac minis would be announced during that future timeframe. This coincides with the expected broader availability at that time of Core 2 Duo mobile chips from Intel, which are likely to form the basis of a Mac mini update.