Last night I was at my first night of (teaching) classes this term and another instructor was unpacking a box of a half dozen Mac minis for his class room. He is teaching a class on iOS programming. This got me to thinking -- is the upswing in Mac sales mostly or perhaps entirely caused by the numbers of iOS developers who MUST have a Mac? For program development, they would be drawn to the lowest cost device possible, and that is the Mac mini. And to cash in on this, Apple raises the entry level model's price. How many people are buying minis solely for iOS programming? I've got three minis. One is the server and the other two act as media centers. I don't do any iOS programming.