It wasn't more than a couple hours ago I was hitting the Publish button on a story about a rumored Apple "special event" on 24 March. The event seemed like a logical time to unleash a round of new, and overdue desktop hardware.
Then about an hour ago Ars Technica posted a rumor that the new Mac mini could ship as early as tomorrow. The story also includes what appears to be a leaked shot of the mini retail box which shows the backplane of the mini in all its glory.
The new spy shot corroborates previous rumors that the new mini would include Mini-DVI, Mini-DisplayPort, FireWire 800, five USB ports and an NVIDIA 9400M chipset.
Tomorrow is Tuesday and loves announcing new hardware on Tuesday, so keep an eye on the Apple store tomorrow morning.