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Apple store increases wait times for Mac mini

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Several tipsters note that Apple's online store now lists wait times for the company's Mac mini computer at 6 to 8 business days. For the past two months the Apple store had listed the Mac mini for shipment on "the same business day." An updated Mac mini with double the standard RAM has been rumored for some time and is expected as part of the company's upcoming summer hardware line.
post #2 of 28
the mini needs a speed bump or price decrease, now
post #3 of 28
Or Video RAM. When connected to any Apple display Exposé stutters with a single window.
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post #4 of 28
Or a Pentium M

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Originally posted by Booga
Or a Pentium M


soon (9 month)
post #6 of 28
new iBOOKS !!!
post #7 of 28
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Originally posted by AppleInsider
Several tipsters note that Apple's online store now lists wait times for the company's Mac mini computer at 6 to 8 business days.

Does that wait time include minis that were ordered before they changed the times? My order's already been backed up twice, dern them....
post #8 of 28
If they make the cd/dvd drive quieter and add a kickass graphics card I'll be buying one (along with a 20In monitor). Great for watching DVDs and home computing, and can upgrade to a PowerMactel in a couple of years.
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Originally posted by Somynona
If they make the cd/dvd drive quieter and add a kickass graphics card I'll be buying one (along with a 20In monitor). Great for watching DVDs and home computing, and can upgrade to a PowerMactel in a couple of years.

me too, kick ass graphic, at least 512 MB RAM and 160 GB harddrive
post #10 of 28
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Originally posted by alliancep.s.i
the mini needs a speed bump or price decrease, now

Also a better FSB
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Originally posted by punica888
me too, kick ass graphic, at least 512 MB RAM and 160 GB harddrive

they dont make 160gb laptop style hd's.
post #12 of 28
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Originally posted by Nak
Also a better FSB

yeah, i could be made way better i think
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Originally posted by alliancep.s.i
they dont make 160gb laptop style hd's.

uups, yeah that is actually what I was wondering in the back of my mind when i wrote this, well upgrade to 100 Gb then I guess, a 1.67GHz PowerPC G4, and all of that for $650 and I am buying in no time.
post #14 of 28
i ordered a mac mini on june 7th... got delayed twice and is now set to be shipped on the 23rd. my question is, if they announce a new revision next week (as many are suggesting), will i get a chance to reconfigure my order? or does it just get cancelled? what should i expect here?
post #15 of 28
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Originally posted by ewandev
i ordered a mac mini on june 7th... got delayed twice and is now set to be shipped on the 23rd. my question is, if they announce a new revision next week (as many are suggesting), will i get a chance to reconfigure my order? or does it just get cancelled? what should i expect here?

Ordered mine on the 8th, delayed twice, set to ship on 24th. If a new model comes out before they ship it, Apple will upgrade to the equivalent model.

Says so here

(Replaced with new product)
post #16 of 28
interesting... i just went back to the apple store to check on my order status and it finally changed from "Sent to Manufacturing" (where its been for a week) to "Preparing Shipment". perhaps we will have an answer soon. i asked for two day delivery which would target it for monday or tuesday. if there is an upgrade announcement, my guess is it would be either of those days (since they wouldn't want people receiving updated hardware before an official announcement and spoiling the press release).
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Tuesday!!
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wishful thinking, im ordering wednsday last day of school anyway
post #19 of 28
ati radeon 9600, 64mb vram
512mb ram standard
1.42ghz or 1.67ghz g4s
dual-layer 8x superdrive as option on the 1.67ghz g4

hmmmm... we'll see next week

so cool... next week mac mini updates,
week after is iBook updates during/just before the big national edu conference in philly.
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i think 1.5ghz at the max...1.67 would be too much of a jump even if it's nice...it starts to bump into the imacs because theyre only slightly faster
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Originally posted by cj171
i think 1.5ghz at the max...1.67 would be too much of a jump even if it's nice...it starts to bump into the imacs because theyre only slightly faster

eh? but the lowest iMac is 1.8ghz G5 , 17-inches of widescreen, and 7200rpm serial ata drive

i'm afraid it could be 1.5ghz at the max nonetheless, because they bump into the powerbooks

we'll see... just a few weeks more, in the meantime, i'll try and channel my angst and energy somewhere productive
post #22 of 28
Any new features would be nice. I'll post whatever I find on my order, too.
post #23 of 28
Actually, scratch that. They shipped it last night.
Still, I hope to see Apple keeping the line fresh.
post #24 of 28
an updated mini, with some super specs, would provide the best quick-check to see if people will continue to buy apple hardware during this transition period until intel macs appear.
post #25 of 28
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Originally posted by niji
an updated mini, with some super specs, would provide the best quick-check to see if people will continue to buy apple hardware during this transition period until intel macs appear.

heh heh i know what you're saying brotha'...

ultimately though, selling ppc macs is still considered apple's core business, not an R&D activity

IMHO
for the july-sep 2005 quarter, i think they can't afford to take the risk, end of june they WILL have to bring out some juicy Mac mini and iBook deals, possibly other price cuts and new iPod models. the real big guns may come out at the end of sep 2005 (paris expo), good stuff to bring the christmas buying season to a nice frenzy, and then macworld sf2006 in january, start the year of fresh with Intel Mac announcments.

Tiger was good for april-june 2005 quarter, but may taper off july-sep quarter so EDU back-to-school season is important now.

i have now a strong feeling about Mac mini updates within a few weeks and iBook updates soon after. since the grapevine has withered and died, it's all guesses, speculation, and gut feeling for us poor mac pundits.

apple seemes to have super-glued its product release leaked info holes tightly shut
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mmhm, I hope they will release their new updates/products. your layout of about when events might happen is very logical. Now with Intel chips, perhaps Intel might even do some new advertising next year...
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Originally posted by Nak
mmhm, I hope they will release their new updates/products. your layout of about when events might happen is very logical. Now with Intel chips, perhaps Intel might even do some new advertising next year...

thanks dude...

re: Mactel

i think apple and intel are definitely aiming for Jan/Feb 2006 for major announcements, demos, shipping products by end of Feb. With the industry, consumers, analysts and shareholders so impatient, i simply cannot see Apple doing well in Jan-Mar quarter of 2006 without some super-kickass PPC product or an announced Mactel. the only thing is that the first few Mactels have to be spot on or Apple is fucked... not in the sense of 'out of business' fucked, but in the sense of not meeting everybody's (including idiot reporters and the like) super-high expectations of Apple...

.........
apple PR and marketing are biting their nails as we speak, and will proabably do so for the rest of the year. poor bastards... actually, they're probably well taken care of, or maybe not
........

</end of rambling. going to gym.>
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post #28 of 28
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Originally posted by punica888
...well upgrade to 100 Gb then I guess, a 1.67GHz PowerPC G4, and all of that for $650 and I am buying in no time.

Thats like buying a 17" powerbook minus the display and sweet keyboard lol. we could only wish...
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