In the United States, several retailers such as Amazon, MacConnection, J&R and MacMall have low or zero stocks of mini Macs, especially the 2.3GHz model. In Germany, the website Macerkopf.de also pointed out (Google Translate) inventory issues with Apple's most affordable desktop model. In Brazil, some retailers (Americanas.com, Submarino, Fnac, Saraiva, Magazine Luiza and Carrefour, for example) are also without some models.
This would normally be an indication that an update is coming, but lately that is not what is happening. As we talked about several times here on the website, the iMac has been experiencing the same problem for a long time, low stocks and rumors of new models started last May (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) and, so far, nothing.
Like iMacs, mini Macs have been out for an exact 447 days for a long time, while the average of the last 5 releases was 355. It is worth noting that both the American and Brazilian Apple Online Store have the machine in stock.
Meanwhile, rumors of the arrival of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with 25601600 pixel Retina display continue. DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim reiterated his view that production of the machine – not just on the screen will start for real now, in the fourth quarter of the year.
(via AppleInsider, CNET News)