How will Apple infuriate users with the 2018 Mac mini upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by michael.richard1982, Jul 11, 2018.

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How will Apple infuriate users with the 2018 Mac Mini update?

Poll closed Aug 10, 2018.
  1. Max 16gb memory

    8 vote(s)
    7.6%
  2. Intel 7th gen

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. Very weak GPU

    9 vote(s)
    8.6%
  4. No 4k@60hz display support

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. USB-C exclusively

    19 vote(s)
    18.1%
  6. Touchbar in place of function keys

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. All of the above

    37 vote(s)
    35.2%
  8. All specs identical to 2014 Mini, just 50% thinner.

    16 vote(s)
    15.2%
  9. "What's a computer?" commercial plays on system startup, can't be skipped or disabled

    6 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. michael.richard1982 macrumors member

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    Everyone's excited, but I'm wondering how Apple is going to bungle this. Last time they hit us with the non-upgradable memory. What will it be this time?
     
  2. mrxak macrumors 68000

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  3. michael.richard1982 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    It’s in the middle. That’s weird. I had to select the option below it.

    Back in the day, I loved my Mac mini. No reason to buy one now.
     
  5. michael.richard1982 thread starter macrumors member

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    I buy into the conspiracy theory that Apple doesn't want to make computers anymore.

    The sole point of any update is to incrementally turn whatever the product is into an iPad.
     
  6. scottrngr macrumors member

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    An iPad with more ports maybe.
     
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  9. Mockletoy macrumors regular

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    I dunno how they could build a machine with anything approaching modern hardware that isn't 4K/60 capable. Even my 13" Late 2013 rMBP can do 4K/50.

    But I wouldn't be shocked to see two versions: one with 2 TB3 ports, and one with 4. And nothing else. If they do include an HDMI port, will it be the first and only Apple device with HDMI 2.0? Or will they just stick a 1.4 on it and call that good enough?
     
  10. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    Anyway, I expect not a lot of cores, only integrated graphics, and soldered RAM. USB-C only is also probably a fair bet. It's really sad that there hasn't been a Mac I actually wanted to buy in so many years now I've lost count.

    All Apple has to do to make me happy is release a miniMac with modern 4 core CPU, modern user-replaceable RAM, and two user-replaceable 2.5" SATA slots. I don't need anything fancy, or any changes to the case. Just update existing lines with modern hardware once in a while instead of trying to reinvent the wheel over and over. Still waiting on a simple spec update to the cMP, too.
     
  11. dirtylilhobo macrumors regular

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    When the Mac lineup is finally announced, with the Mini included, and those “upgrades” are lackluster with the Mini still strangled by soldered ram, no GPU, 4 core CPU, viciously sealed against any possible user upgrades with third party hardware, we’ll know.. We’ll know that Apple intends to focus on their cash cow iPhone and iPad and push aside their origin in Mac hardware as if it never existed.. If Apple doesn’t capture the world this Fall with state-of-the-art hardware to reassure their loyal customer base they’ll lose many including myself dumping their touted iPhone and iPad and moving to another vendor.. I don’t want to see and disagree with the thinning of devices and losing ports. I still need ports for a myriad of other devices that require a physical connection. WiFi, Bluetooth, and wireless charging do not cut it!!
     
  12. throAU macrumors 603

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    #12
    why can't we pick multiple options?

    put me down for
    • max 16 GB
    • very weak GPU
    • USB C exclusively.
    • non-upgradeable/removable storage
    --- Post Merged, Jul 11, 2018 ---
    They're working on that... getting rid of the ports i mean.
     
  13. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    It will come with nothing but 4 USB c ports mark my words.
     
  14. jdelgado macrumors regular

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    I think the option "Any of the above" would be more suitable.
     
  15. twelvebore macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I want to be able to drive three displays at 4k@60Hz. (Not kidding!).

    So yeah, I'm expecting to be disappointed.
     
  16. Yvan256 macrumors 603

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    #16
    Single core Atom running at 1GHz, 1GB RAM standard, BTO 2GB, finally dropped the HDD for SSD but only one 64GB option, no USB-C to make us happy but because we complained too much there's only two USB 3 ports as a punishment.
     
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  18. RyanXM macrumors regular

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    #18
    I honestly hope that the 2018 Mac mini is the size of the AppleTV 4K but with macOS as the OS. As long as I have 512GB of storage, I'm good. I just need it to host AST and ASD.
     
  19. trifid macrumors 68000

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    I predict 128GB soldered, with $200 BTO fee to upgrade to 256GB, and $400 for $512.
     
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  21. MacknTosh macrumors regular

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    Touchbar instead of function keys???

    It's a Mac mini - it won't have any sort of keyboard, Touch Bar or otherwise....
     
  22. RyanXM macrumors regular

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    #22
    The 2014 supports 4K...
     
  23. rpmurray macrumors regular

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    My choice is that they probably won't release an update in 2018.
     
  24. trifid macrumors 68000

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    It supports 4k @ 30hz which is unusable (ie laggy as hell)
     
  25. RyanXM macrumors regular

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    It still supports 4K, whether at 30Hz or 60Hz....to say that or imply that it doesn't, is simply incorrect.
     

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