Apple has been forced to honour orders for thousands of Mac Minis after a pricing cock-up on the Apple Store's Taiwanese web site, according to reports.
The mini computer, which is already Apple's cheapest Mac at a squeak under £650 in the UK, was briefly offered to Taiwanese punters who qualified for educational discounts at a rather attractive £400.
A number of tech web sites have done some rather over-enthusistic calculations and come up with a figure of 42 per cent of the original price, but that would mean the Mac Mini would need to be on sale for £950. In fact, at 25,900 Taiwan dollars the price translates to about £520, which is probably not that far off the educational discount (£120) you could expect from Apple. After all, if you catch 'em young you'll have 'em hooked for life.
Maths geniuses (should that be genii?) are welcome to illuminate us in the comments below.