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macrumors 603
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May 21, 2009
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What do they usually do,is it like the iPhone where they make last years model $100 less?
Or do they discontinue the previous model right away

That $600 base price is what i need
 

paulrbeers

macrumors 68040
Dec 17, 2009
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All of last years models are moved to the refurb store where they sell them for about 22% off (15% off for refurb and another 7 for being the previous years model). You will never find a previous model for sale in apple's normal store.
 
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blanka

macrumors 68000
Jul 30, 2012
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Apple will either come with a smaller Ivy Bridge dual core mini with HD4000 and SSD at the same price, or at 499 if it still has a HD.
OR
Apple will merge it with the pro, make the whole a little larger, come with a high Ghz quad core i7 and discrete graphics, but then the price will go to 999 or higher.
OR
They make both models above.

And all of this NOT before 2013. They are busy with iPhones and iMacs till the end of the year.
 
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Poki

macrumors 65816
Mar 21, 2012
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And all of this NOT before 2013. They are busy with iPhones and iMacs till the end of the year.

And you think they don't have enough money to hire one nerd to replace the CPU in the Mini with a newer one? :rolleyes:

Don't think they build a SSD as standard in the base model, but that probably all comes down to HDD and SSD prices when they release the Mini.

My bet is on the end of october, as this date has been used quite some times to update Macs.
 
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CtotheP

macrumors regular
Mar 15, 2011
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Whitefish Bay, WI
Makes no sense because they originally came out w/ the Mini as an affordable solution at $499. They need to drop the base price to $499/$599 and then offer upgrades.
 
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LeandrodaFL

macrumors 6502a
Apr 6, 2011
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The next Mini will probably be $500, as this was its initial price when the family was created.
 
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