Let's look ahead to the Late 2016 Mac Mini...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacGuffin, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. MacGuffin macrumors regular

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    Following up on its innovative 2014 design, what can we expect in the future from Apple? While these features are purely speculative, many believe the next Mini will include some or all of the following forward-looking ideas:

    -- USB ports moved inside the case

    -- Case interior protected with mousetrap

    -- Power cord soldered to your wall outlet

    -- Logic board disintegrates like vampire in daylight

    -- On/off switch eliminated to reduce carbon footprint

    -- Faces of U2 replace all system icons
     
  2. Agent-J macrumors regular

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    "Only Apple could do this."

    ;)
     
  3. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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  4. Ics1974 macrumors member

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    single core Processor
    new OS X but no 3rd party apps allowed
    Solar powered
    $100 cheaper then 2014 model
     
  5. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    God sounds great. Cant wait to get mine. Hopefully it only lasts one OSX cycle so I can upgrade to the 2017 model.
     
  6. cypriot macrumors regular

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    Let's look ahead to the Late 2016 Mac Mini...


    A pocket size box with super cool calculator accessible right there physically for your calculation needs (translator in the next version). New ports with 5k output to watch your calculations bigger. No need to power it it works with watch batteries (not user changeable). Put a phone option in it for 900$ upgrade.

    Edit: sorry this became a 2024 version.
     
  7. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    I also need a serial port please. And make sure to put a really fast high pitched fan in there to keep it nice and cool.
     
  8. blairh macrumors 68030

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    2016 Mini will be SSD only and a much smaller form factor.
     
  9. navier macrumors regular

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    Actually it won't have internal anymore (HDD/SSD)... like the Apple TV.

    It will also have US-Type power plug... worldwide.

    It will be available in 3 colors... like the iPhones.

    No USB connections... only Thunderbolt.
     
  10. Agent-J macrumors regular

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    It will use internals from upcycled iPad 2's, and run a special version of Snow Leopard compiled for the A5 processors. It will be protected from user intrusion by a dollop of plutonium placed inside its hermetically-sealed, lead-lined case. There will be no power cord, as the plutonium will generate electricity via thermocouples. It will have a single port only, Thunderbolt, with a special slim connector available separately only from Apple for $59.99. But it will be the thinnest Mac Mini ever, and available in an exciting variety of designer colors specially selected by Angela Ahrendts herself to coordinate with all our Ikea furniture.

    :D
     
  11. crazzapple Guest

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    The 2016 mac mini will be discontinued. The apologists will love it: "Just buy a mac pro if you need a headless mac, don't be so cheap!".
     
  12. blairh macrumors 68030

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    3 colors? No USB? Lay off the pipe.
     
  13. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    2016 Mac Mini comes with pipe.
     
  14. cypriot macrumors regular

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    2016 mac mini; now invisible to fools. :)
     
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    After my 2011 Mac Mini dies (hopefully not for several years) if things don't change for the better, I'm done with Apple...
     
  17. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh, you killed it.

    2016 Mac mini, only works for an hour a day. Marketed as the Greenest tech yet.
     
  18. cypriot macrumors regular

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    Fun
     
  19. Oracle1729 macrumors 6502a

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    8-bit 6502 architecture ... because 64-bit just needlessly complicates things for app developers and if you need that kind of computer power you should be using a mac pro anyway.
     
  20. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Freaking hilarious! Good one! That slim connector is a real must have!
     
  21. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Will it bend if I carry it inside my jeans pocket?
     
  22. Agent-J macrumors regular

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    The plutonium power supply might make that a bad idea.
     
  23. dirtylilhobo macrumors newbie

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    A dollop. What's a dollop?
    Anything like a teaspoon? A teaspoon of plutonium?
     
  24. Agent-J macrumors regular

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    Yep, about that much. Apple will make a giant contribution to the nuclear waste problem.
     
  25. cypriot macrumors regular

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    I finally found apples plans for 2016 :) Iphone 8 will be at the size of current mini with 16 gb ram 256 gb ssd and 128 bit cpu. Mac mini will be at the size of an iphone with unreplaceable parts. Makes sense. :)
     

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