Has to be a new Mac Mini coming up...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by brendanspah764, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. brendanspah764 macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2008
    During the notebook event, Mr. Jobs said that Apple would be putting Mini DisplayPorts in all Macs, replacing the DVI. They have to now put it in a Mini.

    I could be a switch to Nvidia and faster speeds. A new Aluminum and Glass design that also shared the MBA design somehow.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    While I kind of hope you're right, they don't have to do anything... Historically, the Mini has been a repackaged iBook/MacBook. While there good things about that, one seriously bad thing is a lack of FW400, if Apple does a revision based upon the MacBook. I know my Eye TV Hybrid has real trouble recording to a USB2 drive (i.e., dropped frames), but FW works perfectly well.
  3. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I agree, and I think they are going to completely revamp the Mini, new design, new name, new marketing. Apple hopefully will not keep it crippled either. I really think we're getting the Mac Air. And this time it will come with a wireless keyboard and mouse. Superdrive will be optional, which will reduce the cost of the unit.

    There is always the chance that they will merge the Apple TV and Mini Lines, but I don't see that happening because they are trying to make the Apple TV sell as much as they can by keeping the price near the cost of production. A merger would mean the unit would cost more.
  4. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    Good point, for as events this week have demonstrated, we shouldn't take anything for granted, no matter how logical (or, on the other hand, unthinkable) it may seem.
    Damn straight. I'm getting myself a mini now, this minute! I expect that should they ever get around to tinkering with it there'll be a minor speed bump for the Mini and possibly NVidia, but these advantages would be more than wiped out by the loss of FW, to my mind.

  5. minicoop503 macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
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    I never understood why a supedrive costs so much in macs. I mean seiously, you can buy a DVD writer off of newegg for 30 bucks...

    just wanted to say that, and I too hope the mini is updated soon :)
  6. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    Or there s the option that they will just quietly drop the mini replacing it with nothing.
  7. Cptn macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2008
    Website screw-up?

    Sorry if this has been posted before, but I was just on the apple site messing around with configurations and noticed that the hard drive icon for the mac mini was changed to the SSD icon (like it is for the MacBooks and whatnot). It is still a regular HD icon for the towers however.

    Attached Files:

  8. dollydolman macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    It could be an indicator of a new option :)

    Or of course it could just be fitting in with the rest of the site.
  9. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Not one that will fit in a Mini.
  10. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    New Egg has the DVR-K06 for $70 (+ shipping). This is the drive that ships in a lot of minis.
  11. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    So, when do you think this update will happen? Before 09? MacWorld 09? WWDC 09? I would love to see an update before Christmas because I would really like to buy a Mac Mini for Christmas. Which would be my very first Mac...

    So when do you think?
  12. IroquoisPliskin macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2008
  13. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    If they are redesigning the Mini, which is becoming increasingly for likely, then it won't be until an Apple media event, and the next one is Macworld in Jan.

    If not, then it could be updated through the website with the iMac in Nov as some rumors are suggesting (about the iMac, not the Mini).
  14. chachster macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008
    Would be nice to see a updated mac mini. I've been eyeing them, however, when I look at the specs it just doesn't seem work it at this point.
  15. tuc macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2003
    The Mini is now two generations behind. I'm hoping (see last paragraph of this blog post) for an updated mini with NVIDEA 9400 and mini-DisplayPort (and, dare we hope, Superdrive standard even on the cheapest model) but who know's what Apple will do? They may just let the Mini fade away.
  16. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    The $ barrier entrance to a Mac is too expensive without the mac mini.
  17. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
  18. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    I will sacrifice several motherboards and a soundcard on a pire of IBM keyboards this comming halloween; perhaps then the great god of funky little Macs will hear and send us a saviour!

    (p.s. Pretty please?)
  19. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
  20. motoxpress macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2006
    You would think Apple would like to have a cheaper option considering the current economy state.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed. I really need to upgrade or move on.


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