Possible Skylake Mini

aajeevlin

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Dude you got me all excited....I thought it is actually a release. That title kills man...
 

robotica

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Yes pleae I will take 1 :)
Honestly I hope they come out soon but as the mini is the runt of the family and usually gets uodates last I wouldn't count on it.
 

BeatCrazy

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I think my Late 2014 mini with FusionDrive is quite good for my everyday computing needs, but I would be tempted to upgrade, mainly because it would give me an excuse to buy a nice 4K monitor. My Mac Pro already supports 4K, but I don't use it often enough to justify a new monitor purchase (that wouldn't be fully supported by the mini) right at this time.
 

grcar

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one wonders if the Skylake Mini is about to be released.
Do not hold your breath because traditionally Apple does not announce new products between October and March. That said, prices of the most desirable used mac mini (6,2 late 2012 quad i7) have become soft. They used to sell for way over $700 and recently I have seen some of them go for $600. Can you believe it? The market may be anticipating new machines.
 

Micky Do

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Do not hold your breath because traditionally Apple does not announce new products between October and March. That said, prices of the most desirable used mac mini (6,2 late 2012 quad i7) have become soft. They used to sell for way over $700 and recently I have seen some of them go for $600. Can you believe it? The market may be anticipating new machines.
Dunno why people say "traditionally Apple does not announce new products between October and March" and the like. In truth, Apple doesn't traditionally do anything.

Take the Mac Mini, for instance…… Not sure when they were announced (in the odd case there was no announcement), but the first Mac Mini was released in January. Updates over the years have come in February, March, June, July, August, September and October.
 
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aajeevlin

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Dunno why people say "traditionally Apple does not announce new products between October and March" and the like. In truth, Apple doesn't traditionally do anything.

Take the Mac Mini, for instance…… Not sure when they were announced (in the odd case there was no announcement), but the first Mac Mini was released in January. Updates over the years have come in February, March, June, July, August, September and October.
Agreed, but Apple also doesn't upgrade the Mac mini ;)
 

kazmac

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The fact that the gimped higher end non-retina 21.5" got an i5 quad core chip (not skylake) and these Intel NUC skylake mini PCs are coming out, I wish Apple would release another quad core mini. I just can't see paying over $1700 for a dual core mini.

Kind of stinks I either have to go used or go expensive (top 15" rMBP since I've sworn off iMacs.)
 

grcar

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the first Mac Mini was released in January. Updates over the years have come in February, March, June, July, August, September and October.
According to the mac rumors buying guide, mac minis were announced on Aug 2007, Mar 2009, Oct 2009, Jun 2010, Jul 2011, Oct 2012 and Oct 2014.

None were announced between October and March.
 
The GoJumpInTheLake chip will, unfortunately, only be produced in a universe parallel to ours. There it will be the 2nm die shrink tic (to the TakeALongWalkOffAShortPierIntoLake toc). In this universe I use it to represent the fear, fully expressed in the close to 300 page "The new Mac Mini is almost certainly coming" discussion, that instead of reducing the gulf between the Mini and the Pro, it will only widen. The next update, assuming there is one, should tell the tale, but we don't really have any idea when that will happen. The people at Apple get crabby when asked.
 
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Micky Do

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Agreed, but Apple also doesn't upgrade the Mac mini ;)
Nonsense……

My first Mac Mini came with a 1.25 GHz processor, 256 MB RAM (upgraded to 512 to run a USB mobile broadband connection), two USB 2 ports, Firewire 400, an Audio out jack, DVI video out, 10-100 Base-T ethernet and Panther (upgraded to Tiger).

My second (and current) came with a 2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM (upgraded to 5 GB to run Mountain Lion, which requires a minimum of 2 GB) Five USB 2 ports, Firewire 800, Audio out and in jacks Airport, Gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth and Leopard (originally, and can run El Capitan)

The latest line-up may have dropped the quad core option of the 2012 range, and the base model processor is rated at an efficient 1.4 GHz, but it can boost up to 2.7 GHz for a bit should the need arise. It comes with 4 GB RAM which, though no geek's dream, is adequate for basic use, and is likely to be so for some time to come. They do, however, come with better connectivity than the previous model.

Models with faster processors and and 8 GB RAM can be had off the shelf, and higher specs can be custom ordered.

Except for the dropped quad core model, all perform at least a little better than the previous equivalent.

Upgrades may not always be spectacular between generations now, but they are there. As personal computers approach their fourth decade of existence, upgrades across the market have started to become incremental rather than revolutionary.

According to the mac rumors buying guide, mac minis were announced on Aug 2007, Mar 2009, Oct 2009, Jun 2010, Jul 2011, Oct 2012 and Oct 2014.

None were announced between October and March.
What about 2005 and 2006, and unannounced upgrades? Even the latest model had a minor upgrade in custom options available around February 2015, that was not announced
 
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What about 2005 and 2006, and unannounced upgrades? Even the latest model had a minor upgrade in custom options available around February 2015, that was not announced
I wasn't born then so the upgrades did not happen.

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