“Apple Computer’s new budget-priced computer doesn’t go on sale in its retail stores until tomorrow, but the company looks like it may already have a hit on its hands. Orders placed on the company’s Web site for the Mac mini may take three to four weeks to ship, the company warns. Other resellers such as MacConnection and MacMall are experiencing similar, although often shorter, backlogs,” Troy Wolverton reports for TheStreet.com.
“The initial response to both the Mac mini and the iPod shuffle, Apple’s cut-price digital music player, has been “incredible,” said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris. But Kerris declined to give sales figures or to say whether demand for the devices has outstripped the company’s expectations,” Wolverton reports.
“One surprise reseller of the Mac mini is Target’s online store Target.com, which is offering both versions of the device. Analysts have speculated that Apple will broaden the distribution of the low-cost computer beyond its normal network of resellers,” Wolverton reports.
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