Mac Mini To Be Discontinued?

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by Planner Dude, May 24, 2007.

  1. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    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.
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
  3. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    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.
  4. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    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.
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    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.
  6. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    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.
  7. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    i hope not. i would like to get one in due course with a cinema display.
  8. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Mac Mini To Be Discontinued?


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

    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.
  9. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    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?
  10. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005

    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.

  11. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    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?
  12. kenzbud macrumors member


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


    Mar 23, 2005
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    yes. and i hope this makes way for a mid-range tower. :p but thats just wishful thinking isn't it?
  15. Turkish macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2007
    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.
  16. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    ahh I liked the mac mini, always thought it would be cool to run my server.
  17. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    :confused: Is there any source or proof to this? Or is it just a slow news day?
  18. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

    Sep 22, 2006
    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?
  19. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    God I hope so.

    We need more room for a mid-range tower! :)
  20. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    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.
  21. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    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?
  22. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    from AI:
  23. TGM85 macrumors member


    Aug 29, 2005
    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...
  24. Fahrwahr macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    Southeastern U.S.
    The Mac nano, of course! :p

    Edit: Oops... methinks tyr2's post was merged into this thread before mine posted. Darn.

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