Mac Mini Refresh, New Low-Cost Notebook, Apple Watches With Larger Displays and More Coming This Fall

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Oh please be correct about the Mac Mini and iMacs. I would love the former especially if it is a great update of the 2012.
  2. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nah man, he bloodclaut lying!!!
  3. Ant2369 macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2011
    What speed is your internet connection? I have the same iMac and I recently upgraded to Cox gigablast and I can now stream the 4k youtube content from safari on my iMac. Im wondering if its more of an internet thing than iMac thing. Unless its something thats added to Mojave (I'm also using the beta of that)
  4. Enraginangel macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    They capped Safari at 1080 because they expect browsers to use the VP9 codec to get anything higher than 1080p. Download Chrome for Mac and you can get your 1440p option back.
  5. dv8r macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2012
    Ok mom.
  6. Chrome262 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2013
    I can't afford the new 15 inch pro to replace my 2012 macPro, well not replaces as of now but soon. So a low cost macBook would be nice, with two ports, ya think that would be a no brainier. The 8th gen chips run with less power so maybe we can see legit I5 or I7 processors in the MacBook, I have seen them in small PC notebooks recently.
  7. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Awesome, looking forward to the update. I am interested in a new iPad Pro, Apple Watch, X Plus, and potentially a Mac mini. Going to be an expensive fall.
  8. picaman macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2005
    Actual reliable rumors from a credible source?!!? I hope to be spending on either a mini or an iMac this fall.
  9. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    The 15W CPUs Apple uses in the 13” non-Touch Bar MBP don’t have enough PCIe lanes to support four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

    They could use the 28W CPUs like the Touch Bar models but that would mean price increases, and those that like the longer battery life of the 15W MacBook Pros would be out of luck.

    Given the necessary tradeoffs involved, I don’t think Apple will go that way.
  10. herocero macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2003
    down on the upside
  11. mgollaher92 macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2016
    Apple should make/label the non-Touchbar MacBook Pro as the MacBook Air replacement and drop the price a little bit. Then we would have the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro like we used to in the good ol' days before confusing naming schemes.
  12. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2015
    Literally just a refresh of internals would put this on my radar as a possible purchase. The only reason I retired my previous Mini was that it wouldn't support a retina display (well, that and USB 2.0 which was painful).

    I'd accept, begrudgingly, soldered RAM and a non-upgradable hard drive.
  13. mgollaher92 macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2016
  14. mscice macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2009
    exactly hahaha so true
  15. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    I hear what you saying, but since Intel finally released a quad core 28W CPU, it will actually be a nice upgrade from what’s currently available.
  16. enc0re macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    Depending on the direction the mythical modular Mac Pro is taking, it might lead to the Mac Mini being repositioned. Maybe that's why Apple is refreshing this year. The AIOs now have iMac and iMac Pro, just like the Macbook/Pro, and iPad/Pro.

    So perhaps there will be a Mac to the new Mac Pro that shares design elements or even chassis.
  17. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2015
    None of this means squat to me if the current version of the butterfly keyboard is still used. Ability to type well and reliably trumps any and all other spec bumps for me.
  18. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    One explanation could be that they had decided to kill the Mac Mini but kept selling the existing model as long as the sales numbers were high enough to make a profit doing so.
  19. polee macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    Best collection of Rumours for 2018! Cannot wait for the new ipad, new Apple Watch, and the new MAC mini.
  20. TheFluffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2012
    How many laptop lines do Apple need? They need to cull some and streamline not add anymore. It used to be so simple. iMac, Mac PRO, Macbook, Macbook PRO.
  21. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    Gimme a Mac mini with the new 6 core coffee lake i5 and i7 processors, eGPU support so I can use my 1070ti with it, and user upgradable ram and I’ll pay $1000 for it. Do it Apple.
  22. rpat701 macrumors regular

    May 25, 2016
    Making the watch face is a welcome advancement and may make me stray from Garmin.
  23. halfapie macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    If the new Mac Mini has quad core, SO-DIMM ram and PCIE drive I am in.
    If the new Mac Mini has soldered 16gb+ ram and 500gb+ ssd standard for cheap I'll hesitate a bit.

    Otherwise, I am going to give tonymacx86 another try.
  24. johnrlaporta macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2016
  25. quatermass macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    And thinner. Always thinner.

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