No more user serviceability. Because of that, the 2012 Mac mini is the last Mac I recommended to my extended family.We get pretty boxes because of it that work really well. But.. yeah .. cry .. No more 'oh look the iMac screen is just held together with magnets'
Same here.No more user serviceability. Because of that, the 2012 Mac mini is the last Mac I recommended to my extended family.
Apple gets their extra couple hundred $$ on forced upgrades, but loses thousands of $$ on zero sales to my extended family.
Apple wins, and loses at the same time.
I agree, the Mac Pro can be the tinker, and the Mac Mini.Wish apple would cater to both parties
- All glued in, no need to open up the case - it just works
- People who like to tinker, and give support to family. The somewhat budget conscience(but we're still buying a Mac) who are not sure of future needs. Or don't want to pay 3-4 times the $ for components that are going to be much less $ in two years
The glued memory option is OK PROVIDED Apples charges for the more memory option AT COST.
Realistically Apple could put a core i5 mini in an Apple TV chassis
It'll look a lot like an Apple TV. A little puck, full of glue, with 12" MacBook internals, but more ports - HDMI, Ethernet, and USB C.
That's if they don't just discontinue it.
I'd love the next Mini to be a six-inch cube with user-expandable memory, TB3 and room for several SSDs.
I'm not saying beef up the Apple TV. I'm just saying they could shrink the mini massively if they so wished.Hmm not sure about that though I fully agree they should beef up the abilities of the AnemicTV. We have seen various devices that do similar or slightly less than (or more) than this player and they don't require an i5. Without going into any long discussion which processor, which method of handling video, I'll just simply say again we concur that Apple should come out with a more "powerful" or "capable" ATV.
I'm not saying beef up the Apple TV. I'm just saying they could shrink the mini massively if they so wished.