New Mac Mini Coming by End of February According to Belgian Retailer

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    While nearly all of Apple's Mac lines have transitioned to Intel's latest Haswell chip platform, one notable exception is the Mac mini, which has not been updated since October 2012 and is ripe for an update.

    As noted in our forums, major Belgian retailer Computerstore.be has now posted placeholder listings for new Haswell Mac minis in Core i5 and Core i7 variations.

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    Retailer placeholders are typically unreliable indicators of new product launches, although they have on occasion been accurate. One forum poster did, however, contact the store and was told that the information "comes from apple or reliable sources". The store representative also noted that a release date is not yet available but that they expect a launch by the end of February based on availability of the placeholder listings.

    While the listings include images of the current Mac mini, they are likely placeholders for the time being and it is unknown whether there will be a change to the machine's appearance or if it will be an entirely internal upgrade. The listings do, however, come with product descriptions that differ from the current models (translated via Google).
    Beyond Haswell, the description includes several other expected updates such as Iris integrated graphics and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, although it does not specify whether the new Mac mini would adopt the new Thunderbolt 2 standard seen on the Mac Pro and Retina MacBook Pro.

    Update: Computerstore.be has removed the listings.

    Article Link: New Mac Mini Coming by End of February According to Belgian Retailer
     
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    lol, I live in Belgium and they definitely don't know what their talking about :)
     
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    I really like the Mac Mini form factor, but price wise it just doesn't make sense. If they stuck a fusion drive starting in the base model then it starts to be competitive with the iMac.

    Also it would be nice if they kept the discrete graphics in the high end model. Or maybe they will at least give these Iris Pro...
     
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    Nice: still hoping for the Mac Pro case design for the Mac Mini, but that will probably stay a dream. Haswell with Iris Pro 5200 would be nice though!
     
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    Lets see a cylindrical mac mini with quad i5s and i7s, half as many ports and a dedicated gpu on higher end models.
     
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    Hopefully this is true. I know many have been waiting for this update and I'm contemplating getting one myself (to essentially take the place of an old NAS).
     
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    Will it support 4k

    The big question will be though will it support 4K displays ?
     
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    No Iris Pro, no business. Better keeping my 2010-Mini with its modest, but still pretty usable, 320m.
     
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    I would buy one of these yesterday if it existed. It's too logical though and too many people want it so Apple won't make it. They only make that they think you need. ;)
     
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    Mac Mini Pro (Mac Pro with 1/3 the size of the nMP). 1x FirePro, quad-core at maximum.
     
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    In it's current format/size I'd say no chance of that. Perhaps they will change the design to accommodate the required hardware, but 4k is still pretty niche.
     
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    Now that there's no need to accommodate an optical disk, I'd like to see them make it a little cube. It would be a fitting tribute to the beautiful (albeit commercially unsuccessful) Mac G4 Cube, and to a lesser extent the NeXT Cube before it.

    Wait, half as many ports? Why is this a good thing? My USB ports are full up as it is on the old mini.
     
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    Fake.

    There are more trustworthy retailers in Belgium. They sell all sort of brands and ain't specialized in Apple products. Imho, the "new' label on the picture dates from the introduction of the current model.
    The mini can still be ordered from the online apple store over here with a shipping delay of 24 hours.

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    Also, nowhere on that page they confirm the date 'end of februari' as stated in the title of this thread.
     
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    Cylindrical!!

    Maybe that's Apple's new signature design - cylinders! If they're looking at getting the whole curved glass thing right, maybe we'll see a cylindrical iMac as well, with a wrap-around screen!!! :D
     
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    To be honest, I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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    I have always wondered why the Mac Mini isn't more popular.

    People always complain that Mac's are too expensive yet you never hear anyone mention the Mac Mini. Isn't that the basic consumer Mac?
     
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    Jeezus that took a long time!

    I'm in for an i7. :apple:
     
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    The New Mac Mini, now in a Coke sized can.
     
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    I hardly doubt it ... but if it's true I want my discrete graphics cards back.
     
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    Of course the rumors are true...I mean, I did just get a new Mac mini on Monday, so it all makes sense, right? ;)
     
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    I use my 2011 Mac mini as my main machine.Since I put an ssd in it it flies.There would have to be a big upgrade to get me to spend any money.Plus I have a pc tower which has Mavericks running fine if I need something a bit more powerful.
     
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    A "mini" form factor computer that can handle a 70W TDP CPU please. No workstation quality graphics. Good enough graphics card + intel CPU graphics. Make it cost $1400 with a 4770 CPU. Dell can do this for a lot less.
     

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