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Mac Mini To Be Discontinued?

kalisphoenix

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Jul 26, 2005
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I doubt it.

But if so, I'm glad I got one while they lasted. Mine is an amazing, trouble-free little machine and I'm going to run it until it explodes.

Edit: No way I'm believing this.
 
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Vidd

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Mar 7, 2006
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It could have been a contender. :(
This is quite sad as it's the first Mac I was interested in.

It's funny how people have been suggesting this for a while, now. I at least suggested that they had something else planned.
Funny how this coincides with the 17" iMac being discontinued, supposedly.
 
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kalisphoenix

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Jul 26, 2005
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Funny how this coincides with the 17" iMac being discontinued, supposedly.

One rumor coinciding with another? :)

Getting rid of the low end machines would remove a critical slot in the halo effect, wouldn't it? One that's apparently been very successful...

I like the offerings as they currently stand.
 
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kalisphoenix

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Jul 26, 2005
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I hope not too! I have fairly grandiose plans for a mini once I have enough money to buy one, a couple of 1TB drives, and an eye-TV. ....perhaps you can see where I'm going with that.

Almost exactly the plans I had :) Except minus the eye-TV. I just want to convert all of my DVDs to H264. Which so far is working great. The only problem is that making the Quicktime containers for all of my homebrew TV shows (so that they'll show up in iTunes) is kinda annoying.
 
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sananda

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May 24, 2007
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i hope not. i would like to get one in due course with a cinema display.
 
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Mac Mini To Be Discontinued?

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Apple's diminuitive Mac Mini's days are numbered according to Appleinsider.

Whether Apple will squeeze another revision from the mini, and how long it plans to allow existing models to linger, are both unclear. But as the extended Memorial Day break dawns upon us, the point being driven should be clear:

Ladies and gentlemen, AppleInsider believes in all sincerity that the Mac mini is dead.

The Mini, which is the last of Apple's computers to use Intel's 32-bit Core Duo processors, has gone 260 days since its last update, more than 100 days over its average update span according to our Buyers Guide.
 
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brad.c

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Aug 23, 2004
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I doubt it, but you never know. It makes perfect sense as a backup device/dedicated media terminal. If that market has proved too small to justify the continuity of the device, it's simply through lacklustre marketing, or failure to identify and target the demographic past "switchers".

If it does go the way of the Cube, I'll feel for the people who wanted one but who haven't pulled the trigger yet. On the other hand, should I ever part with my new living room pal, this may help the resale value.

Does anybody think this is just the first step in announcing a new mid-level box? Out with the old before the new is announced? Say, next month?
 
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Mgkwho

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Mar 2, 2005
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wow

I've been hoping for an awesome revision to the mac mini to make it even smaller and more powerful.

I know Jobs has been reluectant to include any low offering their product line; hopefully they can revive the mac mini with a mind-blowing form factor and awesome performance.

-=|Mgkwho
 
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epochblue

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Aug 12, 2005
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Think it's possible they'll just rebrand the mini as an AppleTV? AppleTV 2.0, perhaps? Give the current AppleTV a little more storage space and a little more OS X to it and ditch the mini?
 
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kenzbud

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Oct 21, 2005
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I will be quite upset if they discontinued the Mini without replacing with a similar computer around the same price range.
 
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PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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yes. and i hope this makes way for a mid-range tower. :p but thats just wishful thinking isn't it?
 
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Turkish

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Jan 12, 2007
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Not surprising.

They aren't/haven't ever sold well and by the time you get one that has decent specs, you may as well get the $999 iMac.
 
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Corrosive vinyl

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Sep 22, 2006
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I am very saddened by this, and was interested in owning one later down the road, the sub $800 small footprint machine indeed. It begs to bring up the question, is apple computer really just apple inc. a ghost of its former self. Is it taking so much fat off its bones that it is starving itself?
 
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mashinhead

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Oct 7, 2003
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i read this before it was posted on MR and the impression i got from it is it's just AI speculation, It's not based on any source.
 
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tyr2

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May 6, 2006
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The Mac Mini was the Mac that bought me to OS X. At £320 it was cheap enough to 'have a go' with and try out OS X. I've since purchased a Mac Pro and a MacBook so it worked out pretty well for Apple.

If it's being discontinued I wouldn't be surprised if it was replaced with something similar at the price point. A Mac Nano?
 
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TGM85

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Aug 29, 2005
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Not surprising.

They aren't/haven't ever sold well

What are you smoking man ?

The mac mini has helped tons of people make the switch to OS X... saying it wasn't a success is just wrong. I think dropping the mini would be a terrible decision, you are however right regarding the price, it does need a lower price-point...
 
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