2011 Mac Mini and MacBook Coming Soon; Supply Shortages Hit European Apple Stores (Up

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by LarryC, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. LarryC macrumors 6502

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    My guess is that the Mini will be updated alongside the iMac next week...White Macbook might be as well.
     
  5. LarryC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I sure hope that you are correct. I am still undecided on what to buy. I think I have narrowed it down to the iMac or the MacBook. My 2005 eMac still runs like a champ.
     
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    I sure hope they update them too. My '08 Mini is a little long in the tooth. Getting the beach ball every few minutes while working in the Adobe Creative Suite is frustrating.

    Would love to see them run a smaller SSD HD for programs and a larger drive for storage.
     
  7. tredstone macrumors regular

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    It's possible, but I have my doubts given that reports have indicated iMac supplies are dwindling without the same reports for the Mini's. :confused:
     
  8. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    Too true. Damn it.

    Perhaps the mini is not so high in sales volume, (+ the smaller physical size of the package), so Apple doesn't need to manage the stock in quite the same way..?
     
  9. tredstone macrumors regular

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    That occurred to me too - but if you look at the Mini Buyer's guide on this site you can see last year there was a report about Mini supply being constrained about a week before a refresh.

    The only place where I've reliably seen a shortage of Mini's for the last week or so has been Amazon UK, but the main supplier of the Mini there isn't Apple (like on the US site) but a place called JTRS Shop. Not sure what to make of it.
     
  10. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Likely similar to the current 13" MacBook Pro. 2.3 Ghz Core i5 and 2.7 Ghz Core i7. Hopefully 4GB of RAM standard. Only Intel HD 3000 graphics. Still 320GB HDD. Thunderbolt port.

    That's about it.
     
  11. LarryC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Some people are speculating that the MacBook will not be getting thunderbolt. I think it will, I think that Apple is going to do everything they can to push this new technology. And just think, the speeds that apple and intel are claiming that TB is capable of, are just the first generation of this new technology. It will be interesting to see if it is possible that the technology that makes TB possible can be used elsewhere in the computer to speed things up. I could envision that tech being used to enable other key components on the motherboard to communicate with each other. Years ago, I read an interesting article in Mac World magazine where they talked to leaders in differing fields such as ram, hard-drive, optical, etc. and asked them what they could envision as the next big leap in their fields and one of them said that they were already working on a hard drive that was described as a holographic hard-drive and that it would one day be possible to store as much information on a holographic hard drive that was the size of an ice cube that could store every piece of information in the library of congress. Every song ever recorded, every movie ever made and every book that has ever been written. It was a really good article. It makes you wonder what the computers are going to be like in ten or twenty years?
     

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