Any mac mini update this month?

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  1. richest macrumors regular

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  2. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    My understanding is that the mini and pro are both getting new US production. I'm hoping that also means a mini redesign.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  4. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    never say never :D

    though i would tend to agree with you :D
     
  5. DavidG328 macrumors regular

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    Looks like prices dropped in the refurbished section of the Apple store today, or maybe just added inventory. But a 2012 Mini for $509 is cheaper than the last time I looked.
     
  6. opinio macrumors 65816

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    Considering only 3 days to go for the month (4 if you're on the other side of the world), and two of them are the weekend, I think it is a safe bet to say the new mini will not be introduced this month. Short of it all occuring on Monday.
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    No one knows except Apple..... And there haven't been any rumors either.

    Edit: And the mini is usually the last to get an update, and we haven't seen the Macbook Pros updated yet. The only time I can remember that this wasn't true was last year, but even then the new iMacs were announced on the same day the new Mini's were made available.
     
  8. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    There was speculation of new iMacs being announced at the October (rumored) iPad event, but then those were dropped this week with nothing other than a press release.

    Since they didn't release new Mac Mini models at the same time, maybe they're saving that for an announcement, which means something more significant than just a spec bump. Like a total redesign!


    Or..... not.
     
  9. borostef macrumors 6502

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    You mean something like MacMini Pro? That would be interesting... :apple:
     
  10. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Maybe just a round mac mini (like the pro) but much shorter. Like a tabletop ash tray.

    Probably won't happen. You know what the world needs? A dodecahedron shaped computer.
     
  11. borostef macrumors 6502

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    I agree... Probably won't happen, but then again who knows... That's Apple for you... Sometimes you expect a lot and nothing happens... Sometimes you expect nothing and get a surprise...:)
     
  12. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    They need time to build enough Mac Mini units before formal announcement (I bet around late Oct.2013). Technology is here. Components (graphics, pci-e ssd, ram etc) are available and ready....production line (in China...and in the States?) must reach a unit limit and then, APPLE will "silently & formally" update Mac Mini, too....same story...
     
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    doubtful. Expect it AT LEAST a month after the Mac Pro is released, if not more.
     
  15. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    totally ready for a dodecahedron shaped mini :D
     
  16. Presonance macrumors regular

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    Hoping for a Tuesday 10am announcement...

    Edit: never mind. Looks like their press releases come out at 5:55am PDT. Shucks.
     
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    I sold my 2009 iMac to fund the latest Mac Mini. I hope we don't have to wait too long
     
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  21. MJL macrumors 6502a

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    Pure speculations, no source specified etc. - they may even use this forum as source.

    However noticing a lack of pictures emerging we may make some speculations:

    - Perhaps same enclosure and only logic board changes so the assemblers don't have anything to brag about
    - Perhaps same enclosure as the Airport or Time Capsule and once again no-one wanting to brag about this
    - Perhaps not on its way yet (unlikely)
    - Perhaps assembled in the US with new employees more adhering to company standards of non disclosure
    - Perhaps fully automated assembly

    Time will show us which on it is, I prefer to "live in the now" and not in yesterday or tomorrow.
     
  22. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    If released this year, it only makes sense to group it with the pro. So either released along with the pro and pad or the two of them with there own event. The question is, does apple feel like doing one event or two?
     

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