2016 Mini to have TB3?

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  1. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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  2. jpietrzak8 macrumors 6502a

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    First question though: 2016 to have a new Mini?
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Almost certainly.
     
  4. dogslobber thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yep, it's definitely coming as a number of people on this forum have said so.
     
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    Ah yes, my mistake, that has always been an accurate predictor of what Apple will do. ;)
     
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    As one of the many "Casual Users" of a MM(Late 2014), 2.8GHz, 8GB Ram, 256 SSD IMO there is no need for MM 2016.
     
  7. jpietrzak8 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, yes, that's basically what I'm saying. Apple appears to have reached the end-point of the Mini; it does what they want, and they are moving on to other projects. There's really no need for any further Minis in the future; people interested in new SFF concepts need to look to other companies...
     
  8. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

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    /s right?

    I've got a 2011 that is in dire need of a replacement.
     
  9. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Almost certainly maybe.
     
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    Mini is on 3 year cycle now so it almost certainly maybe coming 2017. :eek:


    I just kidding....it could get a Broadwell refresh.;)
     
  11. brendu macrumors 68020

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    You could say that about any Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Just close up shop Apple, your products do what you want...
     
  12. jpietrzak8 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that's not entirely true. :) Right now, the iPhone is Apple's cash cow, and gets a fairly significant hardware update of one sort or another every single year. As such, Apple has appeared to continue its focus on mobile devices, with plenty of iPad updates, the iWatch, and even a little bit of continuing support for the iPod.

    On the Mac side of things, well, Apple has definitely put their foot on the brakes. The only model still receiving annual updates is the iMac. The various laptops are getting refreshes here and there, sporadically. The Mini has moved to a biennial update (if that), and the last update was, let us say, "underwhelming". The Mac Pro received a radical redesign back in 2013, and ever since then has not been touched; it is, at this point, thoroughly obsolete hardware-wise.

    I don't think Apple really wants or needs to keep a significant presence in the PC market any more. If I remember correctly, well over half of their income is coming from the iPhone alone; it makes sense for them to continue to concentrate on that product. As such, with Apple putting all its energy into the mobile sector, there's really no reason for them to put a lot of effort into creating new desktop options...
     
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    count on this: 2016 Mini, 2x TB3, 4x Usb-C, NO-Internal PSU, No-Spinner HDD, SSD-Only, radically smaller semi-cubic form factor.

    Maybe also Back to Quadcore CPUs.

    Source: DarknetGuy (anonymous leaker wannabe trying to ain reputation for paid leaks, lets see how of this is truth).
     
  14. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    "...All your eggs in one basket."
     
  15. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Apple only have one mini now, the iPad mini...
    I can't see them replacing it.
     
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    Just add a Polaris GPU to that and you got a deal. ;) I don't see any of that happening unless some rogue engineer takes over Apple. Jony would never allow that unless it no taller than a pancake.
     
  17. brendu macrumors 68020

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    They let the Apple TV double in thickness...
     
  18. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    Well that's true. I guess Jony wasn't there that day.
     
  19. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Come on, you mean crepe, don't you?
     
  20. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    Hell, I'll take anything that isn't Intel integrated crap.

    ANYTHING

    There's a REASON why I stuck with my 2011 mini with the Radeon card.
     
  21. dogslobber thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Couldn't they stick one of the new 10 core xeons in there? I don't think that's an unreasonable expectation.
     
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    While I'd love one of those to use as a tiny compilation box, I think the Xeons underperform for classic single-user desktop tasks. Modern browsers and office apps make significant use of parallelization, but fast single-thread performance is still extremely important for the tasks most casual users desire...
     
  23. richmlow macrumors regular

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    MysticCow,


    I'm with you!

    I have also stuck with my 2011 Mac Mini with a discrete AMD Radeon HD 6630 GPU! =)


    richmlow

     
  24. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I seriously wish Apple would understand that not everyone wants a mini with Intel Integrated crapware and give us one (it can be the high end model) with a discrete graphics chip. Just one model and the high end model at that.
     
  25. jpietrzak8 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I have no doubt that Apple absolutely does understand this. Of course, what they really want you to do is to purchase an iMac instead. The 2014 update showed that Apple no longer considers the Mini as an option for "serious" Mac users... :(
     

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