Buy now or wait..

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by GameViewPoint, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. GameViewPoint macrumors newbie

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    I'm a PC game dev, and I'm just about to take the plunge into iOS. I was just about to get a new mini on amazon when I read that new ones usually come out in May? So should I just get one now, or wait a few months if the chances are a new one will be out in May?
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    my best guess is wait. I also think they will arrive in august or sept. I am saying this because it seems like you can wait.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    And it's possible they won't update the mini for quite awhile. It could be next year before they update it.
     
  4. Liquinn Suspended

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    This makes me feel better about having bought the Mini on the 7th of January 2012. It's a good Mac :)
     
  5. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    you could always use the base mini to develop with now and if a new mini comes out in 4 or 5 months move the one you bought into the livingroom for a multimedia device and buy the new one that comes out for yourself. :p
     
  6. Motliest Crue macrumors regular

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    We aren't experts but I would think the new Mini wouldn't come out until later summer / early fall this year.
     
  7. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    If you're a developer, I'm guessing this is not your primary machine?

    Heck if it's just going to be used for developing iOS applications, you might just want to consider a refurb and call it a day.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Good idea; developing IOS doesn't require that much computing power.
     

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