Apple to make iPod mini worldwide in July

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Wonder Boy macrumors 6502a

    Wonder Boy

    Feb 18, 2003
    South Windsor, CT
  3. Wendy_Rebecca macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2003
    Another day, another missed ship date.

    Here we go again.

    ONE MORE TIME, I'm going to ask...who's responsible for Materials Planning at Apple? I suggested Bozo the clown before, but I'm thinking it might be SpongeBob Square Pants!
  4. NinjaMonkey macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2003
    lol Apple does have issues with new products. But I also don't think that even Apple expected the Mini to be so popular. Considering all the people who were bashing it in January, I am a little surprised it is doing so well.
  5. macdong macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    aww man, i just recommended iPod Mini to all my high school classmates in Taiwan.
  6. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    how many darn threads do we need about this!? :rolleyes:
  7. LEgregius macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2003
    So it's a bad thing that the iPod mini is selling so well that they can't keep enough in stock? I'm guessing that's a Good Thing<SMALL><SUP>TM</SUP></SMALL>, at least for Apple. Not for people who want to buy them.
  8. Waragainstsleep macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2003

    It does mean Apple will miss out on some revenue that they could otherwise have had sooner.
  9. Wonder Boy macrumors 6502a

    Wonder Boy

    Feb 18, 2003
    South Windsor, CT
    i suppose its a good thing.

    my comment was sarcastic in the sense for the past ~4 years, every delay has been blamed on motorola. i thought it would be funny to point the finger at motorola yet again despite the fact they had nothing to do with this delay.
  10. whookam macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
    London, UK
    First no freakin' PM updates and now no iPOD mini (which of course I promised to get for my girlfriend for her birthday mid-may, now that's going to be an interesting conversation!)

    Man... I swear Microsoft never messed me around this much!
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002

    HTML posting does not work here. You can do what you want though. All UBB tags are enclosed in square brackets. So this does a [sup]TM[/sup] :
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    Or at least it's meant to. Doesn't seem to work for some reason...
  12. montex macrumors regular


    Jan 17, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Does this sound familiar? Apple announces a breakthru product and releases it a month or so after the announcement. Then (surprise!) demand is much higher than they ever could have imagined and won't be able to make the product fast enough, forcing customer to wait weeks or even months to fulfill their orders.

    How many times does this have to happen before someone at Apple (uh, Steve?) says to the veep in charge of production "You're fired!". Apple is in the business of selling, right? Why do they always seem to sell themselves short when they could be reeling in some serious bank? There must be a bean counter at Apple that has no confidence in their products and constrains production accodingly. I mean, c'mon guys haven't you gotten over the IIvx yet?

    Seriously, this is the one thing about Apple that drives me up a wall!
  13. php macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2002
    Bridgeport, CT, USA
    This makes me glad I'm not an Apple shareholder, because Apple's next quarter will be dismal. There are delays now in shipping the iPod Mini, the next generation G5 towers and new displays and the G5 Powerbooks. I'd like to know what Apple is selling that will make them a profit, maybe digital music downloads, but I really doubt that's as profitable as new hardware.
    I do music production and I need a very fast, portable solution. The current Powerbooks are a joke in this regard. I've been using Macs since 1986 (and Apple products much before that) and right now, a new Sony VAIO Centrino notebook is starting to look real good. Apple better get their act together soon or I'm sure there will be more "switchers" over to the PC platform. We need new Apple hardware soon!
  14. morkintosh macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2003
    and the big announcement for the week is ... product delays

    maybe one of these days I'll get that dual 2.2 G5
  15. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Spongebob...definitely Spongebob
  16. 1macker1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
  17. rjwill246 macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2003
    USA (often) and Adelaide, OZ
    Only for the dendritic poor, ganglion challenged. The rest will happily wait for the best.
  18. L2GX macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2004
    My faithful 4 year old sony walkman started eating tapes last friday, cementing my resolution to get a Ipod mini in a week or two.

    Now I'm of a mind to get a Zen and move my music collection to my pc.
  19. anubis macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2003
    quit whining

    :rolleyes: eh, quit whining. Apple is just playing it safe. What if demand for the ipod had been weaker than expected and apple had ordered one million more 1-inch hard drives than it needed. then they'd be in deep doodoo. if they underestimate the demand, then they won't more than a several-day inventory channel, which is very appealing to investors and drives stock prices up.

    come on now, use your brain before you just whine about how you're inconvinenced.

    besides, i ordered my ipod mini march 1st and got it a week ago. Doesn't seem to be much of a supply problem to me (at least in the us) ;)
  20. Tulse macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2003
    Given that Apple is apparently absorbing all production of the hard drives used in the mini, I'm not sure that Apple materials planning is to blame here. It sounds like the problem is Hitachi can't crank out the key component out fast enough.

    In any case, it seems to me that having sale greatly outstrip predictions is a very good thing -- certainly better than the opposite. (I find it funny that folks first complained that the mini wouldn't sell, and now complain that Apple can't make enough of them.)
  21. Wonder Boy macrumors 6502a

    Wonder Boy

    Feb 18, 2003
    South Windsor, CT
    are you really going to see a huge difference from a dual 2 g5? i assume other internals will be updated, but will a simple .2 ghz update show a major increase in speedt be a major change?
  22. dornball macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Denver, CO.
    i couldn't agree more.
    i know it's not possible to account for every variable every time, but it seems like every time now when they announce a new product or even a revision, that the consumer gets slapped with the 5-7 weeks ship date, and then gets the email 5-7 weeks later that "due to unforeseen reasons your product will be delayed."

    why don't they wait and announce things when they have sufficient supplies to ship at least some units immediately? i feel that i great number of people are quite frustarted about this issue with apple.

  23. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2003
    Akron, OH
    I don't know, thos Fairly Odd Parents were just arrested on the longhorn delay, they could be behind this too.... :rolleyes:
  24. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    New York, NY
    Who didn't see this coming? Anyone? Anyone?

    Call me a troll, but come on.. Who doees Apple really have to blame for a huge chunk of their current situation?

    You can set your watch to product, shipping, upgrade delays. :rolleyes:
  25. morkintosh macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2003
    no: in all likelihood I won't really notice the increase, but if I'm dropping 7K on 3 of them I might as well get as much bang for my buck as possible.

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