New iMacs and Mac Minis By October 9th?

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Mac MiniIf you’re in the market for a new iMac or Mac Mini, you’d be well advised to hold on for a week or two more. Reports from around the web all point to a refresh of both the iMac and Mac Mini by October 9th.

So, what do we know? Not a whole lot actually. So far all we really know is that retailers are extremely low in stock of iMacs and Mac Minis. Apple has instructed retailers that orders of these machines will not be filled now.

One TUAW tipster even reported that an order of a Mac mini placed on September 18th will be held and shipped on October 9th. This leads many to believe that Apple will have some sort of special event or product announcement on this day. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

As far as product details are concerned, there’s much talk, but little evidence. Some think the new iMac will look more like a Cinema Display, and feature an SD card slot and a bag of hurt (Blu Ray support). I’m hoping for Blu Ray support, and I hope it makes it to the Mac Mini as well.

Who knows what we’ll see. We might even see a refresh on the MacBook line, which just goes to show you how far apart all of these current rumors are. One thing is promising though. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see Apple do something very shortly. Stay tuned.

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  • Brian McKay

    I just bought a 26" 1080p LCD TV/computer monitor and a used Mac Mini. I wonder if a new iMac will be too good for me to resist, at a price that I can afford…

  • Todd Z

    This is all well and good, however, I placed an order with Apple on Sept 18/09 and still no word on when OR if Apple will ship it! This stinks, go to the Apple web store and it still shows 1-3 business days for shipping if you alter the iMac at all. Why not be honest and say it could take weeks? If the iMacs don't ship till Oct 9th, that means that Apple as had my money and computer for close to 22 days, although not all are business days. Not a great way to treat customers. If they had said on the site, 21-27 days fine, but 1-3 and the order is still processing???

  • Jake Gaecke

    Todd, have they actually charged you? I thought it was the policy of most stores to not actually charge until the unit is shipped. Either way, if it makes you feel any better, I've been waiting on a pre-ordered camera for nearly a month now. 2 weeks before it was released and at least a week after. Still not shipped. Hopefully all will end well with your order and maybe you'll end up happy that they waited.

  • Sarah Mahany

    I had thought that whatever is going to happen won't until Oct 22nd. That seems to be the current info.