So, no Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wirenut, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Wirenut macrumors member

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    I really wanted a new Mini because I need to get another computer. I guess Apple is only leaving me one option, buy a Windows based machine :-(
     
  2. Soxi macrumors newbie

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  3. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    They want all of us to buy a iMac Pro. Waiting 6 months for that is nothing compared to waiting for a new mini.
     
  4. ziggy29 macrumors regular

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    I built a Windows box a few months ago, giving up on Apple and conceding that they have no interest in this market. Looks like I was right, sad to say. Still love my old Macs and use them when I can, though.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors G4

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    The Mini was the last thing anyone would expect to be revamped today. The iMac was the most rumored update we were going to see, which did happen. That doesn't mean the Mini won't be making it's debut at some point. But nonetheless, it wasn't much of an indication anything was going to happen with that specific product today.
     
  6. volodymyrqa macrumors regular

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    They want you to purchase new MacBook Pro.
     
  7. ziggy29, Jun 5, 2017
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    I gave up and built a Windows box in February. My 2012 Mini is getting long in the tooth (especially where graphics are concerned), the 2014s were a step *backward* in many respects, and now it's 2017 and the weak 2014 product line is still current. One can be disappointed and unsurprised at the same time, as is the case for me.
     
  8. volodymyrqa macrumors regular

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    I have 2011 mid model. It works ok, but 4K content is freezing sometimes. Also YouTube 1080 at 60 fps is also playing slowly.

    I hope they will update Mac mini at least this fall... or I will have to purchase MacBook Pro.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors G4

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    Understandable. I still see the Mac Mini been updated, it's just the expectation was not going to be today. And it never was To begin with. Perhaps late fall we could see more timely release.
     
  10. sublunar macrumors 6502

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    The keynote's not over yet. Still a chance of a silent refresh. Everything else is going Kaby Lake today, even the Macbook Air, so it would be perverse to leave it.
     
  11. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    They have switched to iOS/iPad presentation, so no new mini 100%. Maybe in the fall, but then again, I really don't expect from Apple to give us a mini we want, since they want to sell more iMacs and especially iMac pro :)
     
  12. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, if there is no silent update, I'm afraid it's dead.
     
  13. sublunar macrumors 6502

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    Now just the wait till the Apple Store comes back up. Everyone check the main thread guys.
     
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  16. Geeky Chimp macrumors member

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    No mini update, and I've emailed Tim Cook. Maybe we should all email Tim Cook...
     
  17. Schnort macrumors regular

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    I don't believe the Macbook Air is being updated to Kaby Lake today.

    Or, if it is, the Apple Store isn't reflecting that. It still has the "fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with Intel HD Graphics 6000", which is Broadwell.

    I think it just got a speed step upgrade on the same family of processors.
     
  18. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Not surprised that no mini mentioned today, and like a few people probably hanging in on there with an old mini now ( mine is a 2009 ) that looking to upgrade.

    My mini is left on 24/7 a iTunes/Elgato Server so Laptop not an option as really not good for them being left in powered 24/7 of the mains, however may end up consolidating my MBPro 2008, Mac Pro 2010, Mac Mini 2009 an iPad Pro 9.7 into a Single iMac and get a keyboard for the iPad Pro.
     
  19. sublunar macrumors 6502

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    You're right, I missed that in the keynote (was dipping in and out) - so that thing is just getting enough of a bump to make it a 2017 model.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors G4

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    That's exactly it. It wasn't a surprise at all. It was never even really much of an afterthought that the Mac Mini was to debut or be relaunched today. I still see an opportunity for this to unveil later in the fall or early 2018. But nowhere was WWDC set to have the Mac Mini updated today. How are we predicted by any analyst or insiders.
     
  21. dogslobber macrumors 68000

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    When you consider they spec-bumped the MB Air then you know the Mini is in big trouble.
     
  22. LeeW macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, it does look more and more like the mini is gone, not that I expected an update today but we can see how they are 'compacting' the line-up and I just don't see it featured at all in the events to come.

    I want to stick it to Apple and go Windows but I can't, I love macOS too much. Looks like I am going to have to go for one of those MacBook Pro 13" and a vertical dock from Henge so I can still use it as a desktop with my dual monitors. I guess it gives me options.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors G4

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    See, that's what I feel is a major drawback. Is if you leave Mac OS And venture on to windows, it's entirely two different operating systems. Especially being how heavily invested I am it's Apples ecosystem and macOS. I Just don't see the Mac Mini as an entry-level product anymore for Apple. And they are clearly have no timeline on its release.
     
  24. 49JC macrumors member

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    Yep that or fork out $5000 for one of those great iMac Pros. Goodluck with anyone trying to justify that. Cant wait in 4 years when everyone will still be convincing folks what a great idea it is to still spend $5000 on an aging computer that was priced too high to begin with.

    I was waiting like you today hoping for even for a small upgrade to the minis. I think ive made up my mind about exiting the Apple ecosystem and jumping back on the windows bandwagon. At least here Im in control of all my needs.
     

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