My bet is that Apple is holding off on the new Mac Mini until they can launch it with Blu-ray, to be Apple's first Blu-ray device. I think this because: - Mm has more physical/mechanical space to fit in a Blu-ray drive, no laptop specific support issues (plus they've just refreshed laptops) - Mm is a kind of HTPC, so Blu-ray on it can help boost its profile this way - generally, it will bring additional PR to the Mm launch, and the Mm itself and may provide an initial sales boost What do you think? I know Steve called Blu-ray "a bag of hurt", but they really have no option but to support it at _some stage_, and I reckon that the Mm is a good starting platform. I'm in the market for a HTPC/combo-PC for our family, but it's not critical, and rather than buying a Tvix or something else, I'm ready to go for a Mac Mini, but I've been holding off my purchase because a hardware refresh is imminent and was predicted for the conference, but I was saddened to see that it didn't come through. I'm still waiting ... I wonder if they have the new hardware design ready, they are working on the OS, but they are having issues supporting Blu-ray, and this has basically punched out the schedule. Is there an event in the next 6 months where they might launch the next Mm?