Hello all, I'm new here so bear (Haha thank you Courtaj) with me As we all know, there has been much speculation as to whether the Mac mini will be "Dead" in the near Future. However, a light was casted this evening as I spoke with an Apple representative via the apple website. She went by Melinda B. I asked her a simple and formal question "Melinda, do you know if Apple has decided to discontinue the product line for the mac mini", She responded "Of course not! The product line is not being discontinued, who did you hear this from" I stated simply "I've heard many rumors, and also that there is no update coming anytime soon." She did say "Although it may be true there are no upcoming updates, we definitely aren't ending the product line". I don't know exactly what all this means, however, I don't believe they are ending the mac mini's life. Thus, I don't understand as to why they have stopped selling the mini in the retail stores. Maybe she's hiding a secret and just wanted me to buy a mini so they could sell the remaining mini's for a future update, that is being held secret, I don't know. Hope This Helped somewhat, Rob.