Mac Mini Shipping Times Slip to 5-7 Days on Apple Online Stores, Possible Refresh Ahead?

Ahead of a "very busy fall" for Apple, Mac mini ship times on many Apple Online Stores have slipped to 5-7 business days.

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All other Macs on the online store have shipping estimates of "within 24 hours". That said, most Apple Retail Stores do show availability for the mini, as does Amazon.com.

Apple sometimes does have temporary product shortages of computers mid-cycle, but they can also portend intentional drawdowns of stock ahead of a product refresh. The Mac mini is a candidate for an upgrade to Haswell processors, and it is coming due for a possible update according to the MacRumors Buyer's Guide.

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SockRolid Avatar
144 months ago
Maybe the new Mac mini will be a shiny black donut.
To match the new Mac Pro. :)
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DJC631 Avatar
144 months ago
Please for the love of god offer a GPU on the mid range Mini...
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
monaarts Avatar
144 months ago
How cool would it be if it was something like the mockup I've put together? :D
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Ventilatedbrain Avatar
144 months ago
The Mac mini is an unsung hero for apple .. Kinda like apple tv
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stuffradio Avatar
144 months ago
I love my 2011 middle range Mac mini :)
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FrizzleFryBen Avatar
144 months ago
Oh, goodie!! Safari will be much snappier on these new Haswell Mac Minis.

For the love of all that is holy....please stop
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