Newsflash: Mac Mini Expected to Succeed

By Deane Barker on January 21, 2005

Mac Mini might inspire buyers in mass quantities: Gee, you think?

Once Apple gets its manufacturing into gear, the launch of the Mac Mini — its first budget computer — is expected to pay big dividends for the company, which has been transformed by success of the iPod. Apple has sold 10 million of the trendy digital music players in the last three years, and recently announced its best quarterly performance ever. But in the computer world, Apple is an also-ran.