Mini mac time line

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Revomonster, May 18, 2010.

  1. Revomonster macrumors regular

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    When is there supposed to be a new mink mac coming out? I would like to buy one soon but I do not want to buy one and have A new one come ounthe next day. Does anyone know where I can get this information?
     
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    Nobody knows when it's coming. May be tomorrow or 21.11.2012.
     
  3. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Original PPC mini - 1/2005
    Original intel mini - 2/2006
    Current intel mini - 3/2009

    So one time the mini lasted for a year, so 4/2010 would be expected. The second time it was 3 years - so 4/2012 would be expected.

    Since Apple is not focused on Macs and there has not been a major architecture change (like PPC to intel in 1st to 2nd mini) - I wouldn't be surprised that new minis don't show up for a long time.

    Speed bumps occur all the time, so if that is what you are worried about, then anybodies guess is good.
     
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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  5. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    What's not correct? Not complete if you count the speed bumps, but the OP said NEW mac mini, not updated mac mini.
     
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    ok you are right , but apple sells these speedbumps as new minis , withot speedbumps the timline is quiet shot like you said

    2005 ppc g4
    2006 intel core solo /duo
    2007 core 2 duo
    so in real world not counting the marginal speed bumps and the marginal better graphics cards in between there was no new mini since 2007
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not quite. The Early 2009 mini saw a revamp of the logic board to DDR3 and the 9400M which was vastly superior to the GMA950 it replaced. The 2007 C2D was actually a very minor improvement in that only the CPU was changed. The Late 2009 minis were solely a speed bump. I expect the new minis based on the nVidia 320M GPU to come out in the next few months.
     
  8. belltree macrumors 6502

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    I think it can be safely inferred that the OP mean any update to the Mac Mini and not necessarily a new chipset, CPU or GPU architecture. :rolleyes:

    Having said that I do believe that the next Mini update (within the next 2 months) will not simply be a CPU speedbump but rather a shift to the Core i5 like the 15" MacBook Pro along with the Nvidia 320M GPU.
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Interesting. I don't see that at all. Core 2 Duo with a 2.4 base and a 2.66 option. The i5 15" MBPs have 330M's, btw.
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    And you cant use integrated (other than the Intel) with iX CPUs, it needs to be dedicated
     

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