Expect new Mac Minis in June or the fall?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by EvilEvil, May 2, 2013.

  1. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
    What do you guys think? I really want to get one for mostly Lightroom and Photoshop work. Should I wait until June for any possible updates?
  2. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    I would buy it if you need it, the current model is not a year old yet.
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    As far as i know, PS and Lightroom are not optimized for Haswell. A 2.6 GHz QuadCore i7 (Ivy Bridge) should be enough (+ 16 GB RAM (Crucial or Kingston)).
  4. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

    Aug 31, 2012
    An island in the Andaman Sea.
    Buy now if you need a new Mini now....

    If not, then wait. Simple really.
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    No Haswell cpu has been released minis come after the cpu is released

    (most of the time). This means no 2013 mini in JUNE.

    Now if you really want to run a lot of video and video work gaming etc is big the 2012 mini is only okay.

    If you are more into audio ,net surfing or cpu intensive programs the 2012 quad is great.
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Your estimate of when new Minis will arrive is overly optimistic.

    I would not expect them until late this year (4th quarter), or more likely 1st quarter 2014.
  7. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2006
    (Metamorphosing near) Staffs, 51st State.
    Seems highly unlikely we'll see updated Minis by June. Late autumn seems a better bet. If you check MR's "Buyer's Guide", the Mac Mini was last updated 193 days ago, as of today. The Mini's average update cycle is a fairly long 381 days.
  8. DisMyMac macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2009

    That's the most yellow/red Buyer's Guide I've ever seen. I don't expect a new mini soon, but they need to increase the specs at least.
  9. Lancer macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    IMO there will be a Mac Mini (and iMac) update in 2013 but it's hard to say when this is will happen.

    Best advice is if you don't 'need' it right now then wait but you could be waiting another 6 months for them.

    At the most it's likely to be a modest CPU speed upgrade and not much more, maybe 10% faster. So the best advice is if you want a faster Mini now then get a 27" iMac with i7.
  10. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Mini's have a hardware change update history of about 500 days. In between, only speedbumps. So Haswell is something for early 2014.
  11. Santabean2000, May 5, 2013
    Last edited: May 5, 2013

    Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    My guess is the mini will be updated at the same time as the MP, and I'm also picking an updated TBD too, (less reflective screen, USB3 and Falcon Ridge).
  12. Vidivici macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    That's for the most part BS ...
    Yes , cpu power will just increase slightly.
    And to be fair spoken , the cpu power is sufficient already.

    The real advantage will be the GPU power increase !
    The Haswell generation will bring much better intel graphics.
    And its THAT what most mac mini buyers are waiting for !

    Not all of mac users fancy that all glued glossy imac .
    Surely not me , next mac will be the mini
  13. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2006
    (Metamorphosing near) Staffs, 51st State.
    Quite agree with you about glossy iMacs, esp re the 21.5" models. Regarding Haswell: I'm hopeful, but as it's down to Apple, I take nothing for granted. Some speculation suggests Haswell will be close to 650M. That'd be impressive. In which case, I'd probably buy it to realize a significant upgrade on my 2011 Mini's HD 6630M.


    However, others are more skeptical, with many suggesting that Apple will almost certainly gimp any major graphical increase for the Mini now until, maybe, at least Haswell's superior successor, the Skylake chipset. Latter probably won't be seen until well into 2014. I feel that the latter scenario seems more likely to play out here.
  14. Lancer macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    That's why I got Apple Care.

    Each to their own, but my point still stands if you need one then get it now. If you can hold off then you are likely in for a more than a 6 month wait for the next model Mac Mini.

    I like the Mini and was looking at one but couldn't go past the 27" beauty sitting on my desk. They both have their advantages.

    Oh and with the Mini if the trend continues then you might be loosing the FireWire ports on the next update, so you need to take that into account when making a choice.
  15. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    Haswell will come in many flavours. With the not-so-big-increase HD4200 to much better Iris Pro 5200 GPU.
    But again, think more like January/February.
  16. Woyzeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    I don't expect Apple to bump the GPU power of the Minis significantly, because this would threaten their iMac sales.

    Even if Haswell will deliver far better GPUs they'll wait to ship it with the next Minis until the iMac's GPU is again significantly more powerful. This would be a typical marketing-driven move.
  17. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    Not that this should be taken without a grain of salt, but wasn't it Jobs who said, "if we don't cannibalize our own products, someone else will."

    I know that the laptop line is designed to push spec whores (like me, I'm not trying to offend) toward the 15 rMBP, and that the mini-iMac line tries this as well, but if they don't sell a good desktop, someone will.
  18. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Flip a coin? Sometimes they update the Mini at about the same time as the MacBooks and sometimes they wait a few months.

    If you need or want it now, get it. if not wait.
  19. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I could be wrong but apple updates the mini last after the laptops and iMacs. I'd say we may not see haswell based minis for a while. That said if you need one now, get it.
  20. MacPrometheus macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    I have decided to get a mini this go around instead of a Mac Pro. I will be waiting either way until december so why not wait and see what happens.

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