It’s officially been three years to the day that Apple final up to date its Mac mini. It was all the best way again on October sixteenth, 2014 that Phil Schiller introduced the final adjustments to Apple’s most reasonably priced Mac tier, and since then it’s been nothing wanting radio silence.
Regardless of the lengthy wait, would you continue to be fascinated by a refreshed Mac mini?
The obvious adjustments Apple may make to the Mac mini are inside. The machine presently nonetheless rocks Haswell processors from 2014, in addition to built-in Intel graphics. There’s additionally no USB-C help, with the machine touting USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity.
Making it even all of the extra disappointing that Apple hasn’t up to date the Mac mini in so lengthy, the 2014 replace wasn’t essentially nicely acquired in its personal proper. Apple eliminated the choice to have a quad-core processor, whereas it additionally dropped help for twin arduous drives.
It’s fairly unclear at this level if Apple has any plans to replace the Mac mini. Earlier this yr, during Apple’s sit-down about its pro-focused product, Phil Schiller was fairly obscure about the way forward for the ‘prosumer’ product:
“On that I’ll say the Mac Mini is a vital product in our lineup and we weren’t bringing it up as a result of it’s extra of a mixture of client with some professional use. … The Mac Mini stays a product in our lineup, however nothing extra to say about it as we speak.”
Moreover, a report earlier this year stated that “the following Mac mini gained’t be so mini anymore.” That very same report appropriately pegged a brand new “professional” iMac, however it stays unclear as as to if or not a bigger Mac mini is on the docket.
The Mac mini has lengthy held an vital spot in Apple’s Mac lineup. For years it has represented essentially the most reasonably priced manner for customers to enter the Mac lineup, however even on the $499 worth level, it’s getting more durable and more durable to advocate the Mac mini over different Macs, particularly with the improbable offers the folks over at 9to5Toys find every day on current, up-to-date Macs.
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