Apple Warning Retail Stores of iMac and Mac Mini Supply Constraints?
AppleInsider reports that Apple issued a note to its retail stores yesterday stating that no further orders for a number of the company's desktop computers would be accepted, suggesting that supplies of the machines are running dry ahead of product updates. The note refers to all iMac configurations and the low-end Mac mini as being affected.
For example, Apple Retail on Monday issued an advisory to its stateside brick-and-mortar shops in which it noted that further orders for many of its existing desktop SKUs would go unhonored and that stores should not expect those models to be restocked.
More specifically, the Mac maker made the remarks in respect to all four retail configurations of its all-in-one aluminum iMac line and the low-end $599 Mac mini, which sports half the memory and roughly one-third the storage capacity of its pricier cousin.
The report also notes that Amazon has recently run out of all configurations of both the iMac and Mac mini for direct shipment and is now only offering the machines for sale through its third-party affiliate sellers.
Recent reports have suggested that iMac and MacBook updates are due in the near future, although little information about upgrades to the Mac mini, which is approaching the end of its typical lifecycle, has surfaced in recent months.