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

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

  • Max 16gb memory

    Votes: 8 7.6%
  • Intel 7th gen

    Votes: 5 4.8%
  • Very weak GPU

    Votes: 9 8.6%
  • No 4k@60hz display support

    Votes: 5 4.8%
  • USB-C exclusively

    Votes: 19 18.1%
  • Touchbar in place of function keys

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • All of the above

    Votes: 37 35.2%
  • All specs identical to 2014 Mini, just 50% thinner.

    Votes: 16 15.2%
  • "What's a computer?" commercial plays on system startup, can't be skipped or disabled

    Votes: 6 5.7%

  • Total voters
    105
  • Poll closed .

michael.richard1982

macrumors member
Original poster
May 18, 2018
51
72
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?
 

Mockletoy

macrumors regular
Sep 26, 2017
138
474
Kansas City, MO
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?
 

mrxak

macrumors 68000
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.
 

dirtylilhobo

macrumors regular
Oct 16, 2014
118
171
The Southwest
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!!
 

twelvebore

macrumors newbie
Dec 9, 2017
3
10
Personally, I want to be able to drive three displays at 4k@60Hz. (Not kidding!).

So yeah, I'm expecting to be disappointed.
 

Yvan256

macrumors 603
Jul 5, 2004
5,049
927
Canada
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.
 

RyanXM

macrumors 6502
Jul 7, 2012
393
399
DFW, TX
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.
 
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