Free Keyboard and mouse in next mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Craftybanana, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Craftybanana macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    I've noticed recently that the new iMac's come with a magic mouse and bluetooth keyboard as standard now. What are the odds of this happening with the next Mini?
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    I'd say the chances are very slim. Apple has always sold the mini sans keyboard and mouse, targeting it at 'switchers' who would already have them from their old PC.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Would be cool, but I agree w/ Jaffa Cake -- the mini's designed for switchers that already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    iMacs have always come with a mouse and keyboard. This is not new.
    The Mini has never come with a mouse and keyboard in the past, and you can be assured that even if Apple does start including them in future Minis, they will not be "free".
  5. MattyO macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Hasn't happened before. Not gonna start happening in the future.
  7. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    Absolutely will not happen because it will expand the size of the box too much.

    Also, the lack of keyboard/mouse/monitor is what forces a lot of upsale to the iMac 21". If you leave the monitor as the only missing component you would definately see a rise in mini sales at the expense of the iMacs (customers see savings over performance difference). As a former mac salesman, I found it quite easy to upsell from a mini to iMac (unless their needs specifically made more sense for the mini).
  8. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    I was originally going to say that XD Apple really does like the small box for the slightly smaller mini.

    I kind of wish that Apple would at least allow for student pricing on the keyboard and mouse if purchased with a mac mini... but that's still probably too much to ask for.
  9. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada

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