Oh noes! No more Mac Mini?

Pic from . It’s a colocation service running Minis in a rack.
Rumor has it that the
Mac Mini will not be shipped to retailers as of today with no word as to when the diminutive little box will ever ship again. The Mini, as you recall, was supposed to be the cheapest Mac ever and at about $599 on the low end it actually was. Unfortunately, the Mini sold very poorly and there is talk it’s either getting a refresh or canceled entirely.

The Mini was actually my first Mac, purchased in 2005. Before that I was content pounding away on XP. It was a great gateway drug for the average user to become acquainted with the majesty of OS X. Now my dad uses it and he hasn’t destroyed it yet.