If 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.