Mac Mini Updates? When?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by im_to_hyper, Feb 23, 2005.

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    im_to_hyper

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    Hi!

    When do you forsee any updates to the mini line in terms of processor speed/possibly faster HD such as in the PB?

    I was considering buying one but told to reconsider and wait at least until Tiger ships and maybe even wait until hardware upgrades. What is the usual "product cycle" in terms of Apple upgrades on computer products?
     
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    GFLPraxis

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    On average about 6-8 months.
     
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    im_to_hyper

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    Sounds good -- I can wait until this fall :)
     
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    Yeesh, the blasted thing just came out! Why do you ask? If you're afraid to buy it now due to the prospects of updates, then you're going to be waiting an awful long time before you ever buy anything! As Praxis said, normally 6-8 months - I think any updates at WWDC would even be pushing it though...

    Are you also wondering when a new iPod shuffle will be released? :p ;)
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    I think that all the Apple computers will get "revamped" and upgraded due to Tiger...


    I think that by the day tiger is released or sometime by then, the PowerBook, Mac mini, PowerMac, iMac will get upgraded.

    By the holiday season, the iBook, eMac will get upgraded, and the Mac mini and PowerBook will get very minor upgrades.

    Thats just my oppinion.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    New iPod shuffles when an 80 GB iPod comes out! :p
     
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    ~Shard~

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    Well, with the plummeting prices of Flash memory and all, quite possibly - and we know Toshiba already has those 80 GB micro-drives... :cool:
     
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    The iMac G5 and eMac should be awhile before any major updates.

    The iMac G5 has and all new chipset, and the eMac changed chipsets (4/2004) -- when these things happen, we generally won't get a new one for 18-24 months at the soonest.

    The PowerMac G5 is getting close to a change, which may show when Tiger ships. Not due to the chipset needing a change, the chipsets are too numerous (using 3 right now) at the moment in that line.
     
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    im_to_hyper

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    Ha Ha funny. Not. Just because I am a newbie at this board doesn't mean that I am a n00b. (I have observed this n00b hostility at many boards and attempt to discourage it where I am most active)

    I won't need a new computer until this fall and can continue using my iBook G3 and Sony Vaio desktop until something with a bit better hardware comes out this fall (and is also cheaper).

    Maybe I should have rephrased my question so that it would include product cycles in general, not just the mini so that I don't have people making posts that scream "what a dumb question you asked!"

    Praxis gave a good answer. Since I am looking at a "long-term" type of purchase than this is the type of answer I need. I would probably buy something now if it weren't for a bit of money constraints (isnt that a fact of life)

    and no, I am not waiting for upgraded shuffles... I have a "1st Gen." mini and will now be getting the new 30 GB photo for myself and give the mini to my sister. (screw the aforementioned budget constraints :) )
     

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