Mac Mini release date

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by eknirb, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. eknirb macrumors newbie

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    CNET's guy says late July-early Aug, presumably to take advantage of Lion. Accurate?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are dozens of threads on this. No one knows but Apple.
     
  3. lvlarkkoenen macrumors regular

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    There aren't even dozens of Mac Mini threads that were posted in since this rumor. A few may have discussed the subject, but most haven't.
     
  4. Minicube macrumors regular

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    I think this rumor will prove to be solid. It comes from someone with a good track record and it makes logical sense to me. Apple wants as many people as possible using Lion, and since the upgrade involves a huge download (and many people refuse to download even small system updates), the best way to do this is to ship lots of new hardware with Lion already in place.
     
  5. Rivanov macrumors member

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    CNET's Brian Tong is very accurate. His source also got the releasedate for the iMac correct.
     
  6. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    I'm just hoping that the new Mini has enough horsepower to play back Blu-ray rips WITH lossless audio without stuttering.

    Mmmmmm....my dream media server.
     
  7. pj-uk macrumors member

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    The current mac mini handles this fine. Not sure why you'd bother letting the mini do any hard work with audio when it can pass directly to an amp, especially since you'd hear no difference in compressed vs lossless audio with the onboard audio DAC!
     
  8. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Because my receiver does not handle onboard lossless decoding. :)

    It can only accept a decoded signal via analog ins. (No HDMI)

    And no, the current Mini doesn't handle it at all. The best it can do is DD+ or regular compressed DTS.
     
  9. pj-uk macrumors member

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    A new amp would be cheaper than a new mini and probably a lot more future proof :)
     
  10. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Um, I have neither. :p
     

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