Originally posted by 1984
I see there are a lot of Apple apologists on the forums. I keep forgetting they can do no wrong.
The real question here is not when Apple will make the updates official but will they? They could conceivably keep this crap up until the Intel versions come out. It's not like a few days or a week can make much if any difference in stock levels. They no longer have the free iPod mini incentive going for students and this unadvertised cracker jack prize is unknown to most outside the forums. I wonder how long before these new versions start popping up on eBay at a premium.
I think that they will have to announce the upgrade. They might wait until the old ones are out of stick. Most consumers won't be seeing these articles anyway. They just go in and buy the machine. Few consumers even know what machine they have other than (maybe) the manufacturer. This is especially true of low end PC users.
If this article is true, and we don't yet know if it is, then Apple is most likely counting on that.
They are selling the Mini more like a consumer device than a computer. Ever read those disclaimers? Here's one from my Linksys COMMERCIAL Gigabit 8-port workgroup switch I use here at home:
Linksys reserves the right to revise or update its products, software, or documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity.
This is standard. Some even add that they are:
not obligated to incorporate any changes or improvements into existing products.