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Rumour Mill: Apple Canning Mac Mini, Preparing For Mac Netbook????

If rumours floating on the internet are to be believed it seems that Apple has decided to stop shipments of Mac Mini.

According to Gizmodo, a leading US blog, two major European retailers have confirmed to it that they "can't order any more" of this Mac variant.

Apple had introduced the Mac Mini in 2005 and since then has not shown any great deal of enthusiasm in upgrading its specs as it only received six updates till date.

Many analysts believe that the Mac Mini was launched under shareholder pressure in order to target the sub thousand dollar market and since its inception has received step motherly treatment from Apple.

No wonder that Mac Mini is relatively way behind in technical sophistication as compared to other Mac models

Though no official announcement has been made by Apple regarding the discontinuation of Mac Mini, some believe that the company may even bring out an upgraded model in future.

In related news, Apple could be preparing a Netbook device (according to the New York Times (opens in new tab)) to catch up with the likes of MSI, Samsung and Asus in what is a booming market.

More about that later today.

Désiré Athow
Contributor

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.