The inception of Apple’s Mac Mini has been shrouded in weirdness the past several days. Just yesterday, The Apple Store appeared to slash the price of several of the Mini’s upgrade components, such as the Bluetooth and Airport Extreme combo pack, and the system’s RAM upgrade. Also, buyers seemed to be able to purchase the 8x Superdrive option for the same price as a 4x drive. All these apparent price breaks were corrected today, and an Apple spokesperson tells MacWorld that the price cuts were due to a typographical error:
The Apple representative told MacCentral that a 4x SuperDrive is the standard — and only — optical drive upgrade offered to Mac mini buyers. It was unclear what will happen to orders placed for the Mac mini where an 8x SuperDrive was specified.
Update: News to Mac OSX? Here’s a pretty cool guide on how to get started.
I haven’t received my Mini yet. But here’s my configuration:
Ipod Shuffle 512 MB
Clearly, I opted for more RAM versus Bluetooth, Airport, a hard drive expansion or wireless keyboards.