Poll: When do you think the new Mac Mini is almost certainly coming?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ActionableMango, Oct 13, 2017.

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When will the next Mac Mini be released by Apple?

  1. 2017 - There's still time!

    14 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. 2018

    81 vote(s)
    40.3%
  3. 2019

    9 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. 2020

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  5. Some time between 2021 and the heat death of the universe when maximum entropy has been achieved

    24 vote(s)
    11.9%
  6. Never - the 2014 (7,1) is the end of the line

    72 vote(s)
    35.8%
  1. ActionableMango macrumors G3

    ActionableMango

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    #1
    Some Mac Mini stats from MR's Buyer's Guide:
    • Current wait since last release: 1093 days
    • Average wait: 438 days
    • Previous record for longest wait: 723 days
    Some notes:
    • We are now at 2.5x times the average wait.
    • The current wait is more than 50% longer than the previous record for longest wait.
     
  2. arefbe macrumors 6502

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  3. convergent macrumors 68030

    convergent

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    #3
    My Mac Mini is pretty much the last remnant of the full Apple ecosystem I'll probably have. I don't expect to buy a new one, but I can fathom why they take so long between releases, other than Apple could care less about Macs any longer.
     
  4. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    It's a dead product line. iPod with click wheel will get updated before the Mac Mini ever does.
     
  5. Yvan256 macrumors 603

    Yvan256

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    #5
    Tim Cook is an iPad guy. He doesn't understand Macs.
     
  6. Micky Do, Oct 13, 2017
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    Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    #6
    If not this year, 2017, then the first half of next. The Mac Mini may be a dead for the vociferous cynics who haunt this forum, but it is still relevant for average folks and Apple. The new Mac Mini is almost certainly coming sooner or later.
     
  7. scottrngr macrumors member

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    #7
    In the Year 2525.
     
  8. majkom macrumors 65816

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  9. Trusteft macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    I have a feeling it is going to appear this year. Perhaps together with the new iMac Pro. If not, I doubt it will happen later than 2018. And no this is not just wishful thinking. I don't have the money to buy one anyway.
     
  10. opeter macrumors 68000

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    #10
    I would say 2018... maybe. Or there won't be any refresh at all. Just silent remove from the "shelfs".
     
  11. bingeciren macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    First cripple the Mini, then stop development all together and then use the declining sales numbers as an excuse to axe the product.

    Mac Mini, Airport modems, iPad Mini; “dead man walking” - All killed in the same Apple fashion.
     
  12. Wowereit macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Some people at Apple seem to be aware of the demise of the Mac.
    There might be a small chance that we will get a second "Back to the Mac" kind of event with wide range product updates, but I doubt it.

    The future Mac lineup will include only MacBook (Pro), iMac (Pro), Mac Pro and maybe a "budget" MacBook equivalent to the 2017 iPad.
    Wouldn't even be surprised if they just bury the Mac Pro again.
     
  13. Rian Gray macrumors regular

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    #13
    I voted for 2018, but at the same time I can see how Apple might as well drop Mac Mini line altogether and push for budget laptop instead.
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    #14
    I thought he was the Virtual Reality guy.
     
  15. Yvan256 macrumors 603

    Yvan256

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    #15

    All we need is an updated MacBook Air with a CPU that's not three or four generation behind, an IPS display and an option for 16GB RAM. That's it.
     
  16. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    #16
    Tim Cook probably opened the Mac Mini box and asked “What the hell is this thing, there is no screen. Kill this thing.”
     
  17. Trusteft macrumors 6502a

    Trusteft

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    #17
    Some of you are so negative, it's almost upsetting, if one forgets this is in the internet.
     
  18. xlii macrumors 68000

    xlii

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    #18
    It really is a shame. We have the 2012 Mac Mini and for my wife it is the perfect machine. It is small and quiet. Since purchased in Oct of 2012 I was able to max out the memory, add a larger disk and later add a SSD and make it a fusion drive. Small, quiet, fast enough with plenty of internal disk space for our needs.

    When I first got it and was setting it up my wife thought is was the disk drive and asked me where the computer was.
     
  19. majkom macrumors 65816

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    #19
    so we should be celebrating no mini update in many many months or what?
     
  20. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    #20
    2018, but it will be more modular and expensive than the current model. A Mac Pro Mini if you will.
     
  21. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    We have that. It's called the Macbook.
     
  22. George Dawes macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    i can see the new mac pro being a stack of minis piled up and linked with a tb 3 cord

    it's called innovation..
     
  23. absynth macrumors regular

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    #23
    LOL. Virtual Products Reality guy. We have great products down the pipeline...
     
  24. Yvan256 macrumors 603

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    #24
    A single USB-C port is not enough for real-world usage even with dongles, slower CPU on the low-end model, way too expensive even for the low-end model, inferior keyboard. I tested all keyboards at the store myself, I'm not just repeating what other people said.

    So no, I don't want a Macbook. I want an updated Macbook Air.
     
  25. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    You have an updated Macbook Air. You just don't seem to like it.

    The entry level 2017 Macbook has a faster CPU than the Air, according to the benchmarks I've seen. And the butterfly 2 keys make for the best keyboard on any laptop, in my opinion. Much better than the large, mushy Air keys that are very outdated by now. Yes, the single USBC port does suck, but that's Apple for you.
     

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