Apple Online Store down worldwide (friday, 14.09. 04:54 GMT)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Poki, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Poki macrumors 65816


    Mar 21, 2012
    So yeah, the Apple Online Store is down now. Any chance to get a Mac Mini? Probably not, but I thought it's worth posting. ;)

    What do you think? Should be at least something new as it's friday.
  2. vander macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    its for the iPhone launch, I wish otherwise, but they are preparing the online order system which goes live at 12 am est.
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    From the iMac section

  4. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Time to start panicking.
  5. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    Nope - no new Mac Mini or iMac.
    Store is back up on my iphone and the first thing I looked for was a Mac Mini update! :(
    iPhone and iPod update only.
  6. philipma1957, Sep 14, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012

    philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    Think OCT. for

    iMac, Macmini

    and if Oct passes I would no longer be able to guess. But as of today here is the only machine in the world that is small and better then a macmini

    note that the in stock date is OCT 1

    note the ship date is 3 weeks

    it may be available here
  7. Poki thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 21, 2012
    You keep posting this ...

    I don't know how often I said this, but: This ASRock Sh*** (sorry, that's only my opinion) is more than double the size of the Mini, doesn't offer any quad-core i7 chips and looks just ugly. I want a machine WITHOUT optical drive - as I don't need it, I want a unit with 4 cores, I want a unit which looks cool enough to place it on a desk and I want a computer to connect to a Thunderbolt display, so this thing is completely useless to me (and many other interested in the Mac Mini).
  8. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    I don't own one either. Personally I have become disgusted with the direction computers are moving to. Don't like much of anything any one has built in the last 10 months.

    And you are showing why apple does not need to make a new mini..

    you want a quad core they have it.

    you want thunderbolt they have it.

    you don't want optical they have it.

    you want small they have it

    you want cool looking

    so go buy a 2011 server.

    But wait it is old ===== well it is.

    but the graphics are so so. ===== thats correct

    If I told the nicest thing apple could do is say we are not making a 2012 model and waiting

    for Haswell for our next mini model. you say I am nuts.

    No I would be truthful .

    why well here is why.

    an ivy bridge quad core with better then intel 4000 graphics can't work in the current mini.

    so a make the box bigger. not going to happen.

    so b make an external wall wart. yeah when pigs fly. So if they make a quad core 2012 it will run hot.

    plus only have with intel 4000 graphics.

    the improvement over a 2011 will be next to nothing.

    why bother just find a used 2011 quad. for 750 or so a month or 2 after the 2012 quad comes out. oh and a usb3 port or 2 big deal. once you used t-bolt usb3 is a cheap inferior product.

    Hey I am just as frustrated as you about the lack of a new mini.

    It is why I have been writing about the asrock.

    Its why I built this

    which smacks just about every mac silly .
  9. bounou macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    Anything that runs windows 7 is not "better"

    Not to hate on Microsoft, i actually really like the direction they are taking of late but windows 7 is no OS X.

    My last windows PC was an very expensive gaming rig and it was a pain in the ass to get windows to work properly.

    I just gave up, i do my gaming on consoles and the few PC titles i must play (SC2, D3, CIV 5 and Portal 2) have been available for the mac since i switched full time.

    It was just not worth the hassle... having said that i am open to the possibily of a Windows 8 tablet if the price is very right (200$) and the reviews very good.
  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    I was all mac for more then 9 years but windows 7 is pretty good. I still have osx snow and lion on 2 minis and I have played with mountain. I don't like mountain much as it has killed off two things I use with lion. The truth is I am getting a bit burned out in general about pc's or macs. May go back to speaker building for a while
  11. Poki thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 21, 2012
    Well, I need a Quad-Core Mini with dedicated graphics card and SSD, and both of these things aren't available in the 2011 models (well, the SSD is actually available, but horribly overpriced).

    As for the sentence I made bold in the quote: Why the hell shouldn't it be possible with Ivy Bridge? They currently use a 35W i5 and a 12W graphics chip in the mid model, and coincidentally there IS a 35W Quad-Core Ivy Bridge CPU (the i7-3612qm) - and the 35W also contain the graphics chip (which obviously could be deactivated when using a dedicated GPU), which wasn't included in the Sandy Bridge TDP. So you throw these watts in for the graphics card and you get a nice GeForce GT 640M LE. No magic, just simple math.

    I don't get you at all. If you don't like the Mac Mini (or Macs in general) buy whatever you want. If you are happy with what the 2011 Mini offers, just buy it. If not, don't keep talking pointless.

    For me and many others the question is Mac OS or not, and not the pathetic "where do I get more power for my money" thing. It would be a hell of a lot work to switch from Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Aperture and iWork (especially Keynote) to anything Windows has to offer, and I can guarantee you that I wouldn't be happy with it (yeah, I had enough PCs to be able to say this ...).

    I actually like the Windows 8 look too, but just not for serious working. And that's the only point of a desktop computer nowadays IMHO, as an iPad or Ultrabook is good enough for anything else.

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