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No To My Order Again? (Update)


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About seven months ago, I wrote a post on this blog about being turned down when I needed to order a large batch of minis. I was told they couldn’t take large orders at that time. Six days later, the new Intel mini was released. It then made sense.

Well, guess what just happened again.

I needed to order another bunch to use as Mac mini servers (and to add to my great wall of Apple boxes) but I was told by the reseller (name withdrawn so they don’t get in trouble) that they can’t take big orders (again), but after Labor Day they’d be able to ship plenty of the new model.

New model? What?

I know Apple releases very little, even to their resellers, but this is interesting. AppleInsider did report that Apple (was) to refocus on consumers post Labor Day. A new mini to dock the new iPod maybe?

Let’s see if FreeMacBlog can call it again.

(Update: Since this posting. Appleinsider has recognized this post and added a second conformation.)

47 Responses to “No To My Order Again? (Update)”

  1. one digital life » Blog Archive » New Mac Mini coming after Labor Day? Says:

    [...] Check out this post over at FreeMacBlog.com. Brian, the blog author, describes what happened to him recently when he tried to place a large order of Mac Minis. He was told… [...]

  2. switchtoamac Says:

    I think we’ll see an update to the Mac mini, iMac, and MacBook Pro before the start of the holiday shopping season.

  3. Jfarrar Says:

    digg this

    http://digg.com/apple/New_Mac_Minis_after_Labor_Day/

  4. ansemond.com » Blog Archive » More indications of new Macs in September Says:

    [...] FreeMacBlog tried to order a large number of Mac Minis, but was told by his reseller that a new Mac Mini is due in September and therefore they can’t supply large orders. The last time the reseller delayed his order, the Intel Mini appeared. This news correlates with reports of high security massive air freight shipments from the Far East arriving on September 5th, and with the DigiTimes report that Merom based MacBooks would be shipping in that timeframe. Are we going to see a refresh of the whole line? [...]

  5. Mac mini güncellemesi yaklaştı mı? - Mac Dünyası Says:

    [...] Görünüşe göre, Mac mini yakında yeni modelleriyle karşımızda olacak. Henüz söylenti ama “destekli söylenti”. Şöyle ki: FreeMacBlog.com‘un yazarı, sunucu amaçlı kullanım için fazla miktarda Mac mini almak istemiÅŸ. Fakat sipariÅŸ Apple satıcısı tarafından reddedilmiÅŸ. Åžu anda büyük sipariÅŸ kabul etmediklerini, eylül başından itibaren yeni modellerden bolca gönderebileceklerini söylemiÅŸler. [...]

  6. The Picune Blog » Blog Archive » New Mac Minis after Labor Day? Says:

    [...] read more | digg story [...]

  7. Jasper Says:

    I’m a Powerbook man myself, but I’ll certainly be interested to see the new release.

  8. Chris Vuletich Says:

    I found this post interesting… mostly because I’m obsessed with new Apple products. But do you think it’s too early to assume that the new mac mini’s will include the new Merom chip? Or maybe the new Mac Mini Tivo thingy (probably not)?

  9. sam bhavnani Says:

    how large is a ‘big’ order? is it 500, 1000, 50?

    thanks,
    sam.

  10. Mac Mini Changes on the Way? » FreeTechConnection.com Says:

    [...] Steve Jobs ain’t talking, but it looks like the Mac Mini may be up for some changes soon: one blogger wrote about how he wanted to order a large quantity of Mac minis, but wasn’t able to. That may indicate that they are going to announce a new model soon. Of course, it might also be that they just don’t have a lot in stock, or that they are running low on white, shiny plastic… – Richard Baguley [...]

  11. cjl.se » .: Nytt pÃ¥ Macfronten Says:

    [...] Om Freemacblog har rätt så kommer det även en ny variant av macmini efter Labor day..  inte helt otroligt. [...]

  12. Gadget Info » Mac Mini Changes on the Way? Says:

    [...] Steve Jobs ain’t talking, but it looks like the Mac Mini may be up for some changes soon: one blogger wrote about how he wanted to order a large quantity of Mac minis, but wasn’t able to. That may indicate that they are going to announce a new model soon. Of course, it might also be that they just don’t have a lot in stock, or that they are running low on white, shiny plastic… – Richard Baguley [...]

  13. Mitch Coopet Says:

    After having spent 6 months in diy-linux-HTPC hell, then seeing all my work surpassed simply by plugging in a macbook pro into my plasma and running front-row, I am looking forward to a mac-mini based home theatre experience!

  14. Steinbring Inc. » New Mac Minis after Labor Day? Says:

    [...] Apple resellers are not allowing orders of large amounts of mac minis. Last time this happened the Mac Mini with Intel chips was announced shortly after. Link [ Via digg ] [...]

  15. Accel Zone » Mac Mini Changes on the Way? Says:

    [...] Mac Mini Changes on the Way? August 25th, 2006 Steve Jobs ain’t talking, but it looks like the Mac Mini may be up for some changes soon: one blogger wrote about how he wanted to order a large quantity of Mac minis, but wasn’t able to. That may indicate that they are going to announce a new model soon. Of course, it might also be that they just don’t have a lot in stock, or that they are running low on white, shiny plastic… – Richard Baguley [...]

  16. Mac mini getting a Conroe upgrade soon? - TechEnclave Says:

    [...] Several months ago, a blogger ordered a large quantity of Mac Mini’s, using the PowerPC architecture. He was refused, because "Macintosh was not accepting large orders at this time". A few days later, Macintosh released the Intel based Mac Mini’s. Now, the same blogger ordered a large quantity of Mac Mini’s from a private supplier. He got the same refusal that he had gotten the last time. And now Macintosh buyers around the world are reporting that they cannot place large orders for Mac Mini’s. With the Autumn line of Macintoshes coming just after Labor day, and Core 2 Duo based MacBook Pro’s coming next month, there is a good chance that the blogger has found a trend with Mac Mini’s. Are we about to see Core 2 Duo based Mac Mini’s? FreeMacBlog.com » No To My Order Again? (Update) AppleInsider | iBook Delay Updates ————————- Advertisement ————————- __________________ [...]

  17. iLifeNet » All Aboard! The upgrade train is moving out Says:

    [...] The FreeMacBlog and AppleInsider are reporting that Apple may release updated Mac minis shortly after Labor Day. “I needed to order another bunch to use as Mac mini servers (and to add to my great wall of Apple boxes) but I was told by the reseller (name withdrawn so they don’t get in trouble) that they can’t take big orders (again), but after Labor Day they’d be able to ship plenty of the new model,” writes Brian on the FreeMacBlog. Back in February, Brian reported that he was unable to obtain a large order of PPC-based Mac minis for his colo. Within days of the report, Apple introduced its Intel-based Mac mini line. [...]

  18. Justaboy Says:

    I don’t know about you, but I just put 999 minis (the maximum I could enter) in my cart, in Applestore UK. THe procedure went through to the last stage (credit card data), in which of course stopped :)

    If 999 minis aren’t a large order, then what?

  19. BESComputers Blog » Blog Archive » New Mac Minis after Labor Day? Says:

    [...] Apple resellers are not allowing orders of large amounts of mac minis. Last time this happened the Mac Mini with Intel chips was announced shortly after.read more | digg story [...]

  20. EveryDigg » Blog Archive » New Mac Minis after Labor Day? Says:

    [...] Apple resellers are not allowing orders of large amounts of mac minis. Last time this happened the Mac Mini with Intel chips was announced shortly after.read more | digg story [...]

  21. Chas Says:

    A Mac Mini with real video and real video RAM would be even better than the new Intel CPU’s. . .

  22. Appleology | Apple special event September 12 Says:

    [...] such a product to prepare it for the upcoming holiday season. Permanent Link | Del.icio.us | Diggit! | Subscribe [...]

  23. Apple News » New Mac Minis after Labor Day? Says:

    [...] Apple resellers are not allowing orders of large amounts of mac minis. Last time this happened the Mac Mini with Intel chips was announced shortly after.read more | digg story [...]

  24. Jason’s Random Tech News » New Mac Minis after Labor Day? Says:

    [...] Apple resellers are not allowing orders of large amounts of mac minis. Last time this happened the Mac Mini with Intel chips was announced shortly after.read more | digg story [...]

  25. Mac Mini Says:

    Did you get the large batch of orders yet? Or are they putting you off until now? Just curious.

  26. iamlet Says:

    do you have any ideas if theyre going to have new minis?

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  28. New Mac Minis after Labor Day? « Inflatable Trampolines Says:

    [...] read more | digg story [...]

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