I got an email that the MacMini I ordered from Apple (i7 with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD) just shipped from Shenzen, China by FedEx, to arrive day after tomorrow. Apparently, a MacMini i7 with 16GB of ram and a 512GB SSD is not in stock in any Apple warehouse in the USA and is made-to-order at the factory in China! Perhaps Apple only keeps the more basic models in stock in most of the USA, except for 3rd party resellers. B&H in NYC, has pre-ordered some high end MacMinis to have in stock. I needed to buy directly from Apple because I turned in an old MacMini, and old MacBookAir, and two old iPads through their GiveBack program - resulting in Gift Cards only good directly with Apple. Otherwise, I probably would have ordered from B&H, who has the i7/16GB/512GB model in stock. So... if you want a high end MacMini that Apple doesn't have in stock, and you want it quickly, try resellers like B&H.