So there won't be a 2012 Mini?

jgw1283

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I'm losing hope at this point. I've been checking here day after day thinking they would refresh them but it seems like they won't. Any evidence that makes Oct the next logical date?
 

xheathen

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Personally, I see a good chance of this happening in September with the rest of the refreshes that are shaping up. July looked likely with ML, but whateva. While I really want a new mini on the market, I can honestly say the current gen isn't holding my productivity back at all. Let's just hope it's worth the wait ;)

But they typically keep refreshes tight against their chest until it's literally right upon the public.
 

blanka

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Major updates of the mini (architecture changes, not speedbumps of 0.1 Ghz):
Dates_____Interval (days)
11-01-05_______G4
28-02-06__413__Core
07-08-07__525__Core2duo
03-03-09__574__9400M
15-06-10__469__320M built in supply
20-07-11__400__i5/i7 Radeon 6630

average is 476 days
Ivy bridge is coming around 7-nov-2012

The buyers guide here is very misleading.
It should say: a speedbump is possible since march-may (but as it did not happen, it will never happen in this cycle).
an architecture jump is expected by the end of 2012
SO:
Recommendation
Neutral - Mid-product cycle
 
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Sanderdsz

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I agree with Blanka, if it happens it will be at the end 2012.
Well, see the good side of it, you'll have a couple months to save up some money for the new mini.
:eek:
 

Poki

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When was the last time Apple introduced or updated ANYTHING in november or december? I'd say end of october is the last possible date for this year.
 

blanka

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When was the last time Apple introduced or updated ANYTHING in november or december? I'd say end of october is the last possible date for this year.
And since october will be iMac prime time, I bet on January/February. So the TS is probably right.
 

Poki

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And since october will be iMac prime time, I bet on January/February. So the TS is probably right.
Well, IF it's next year, it better be Haswell, 'cos I'm not gonna buy a "new" computer with a one year old CPU architecture ...
 

n0cus

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Well, IF it's next year, it better be Haswell, 'cos I'm not gonna buy a "new" computer with a one year old CPU architecture ...
The thing is you will have to wait another year to get Haswell.:p

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I just have a feeling that the Mac mini and iMac are going to be launched together. According to reports that is looking like September to October.
 

thekev

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Lack of a 2012 mini is extremely unlikely if you look at fundamental hardware availability rather than published rumors. Haswell is at least a year out. It could slide even later than Ivy, and the notebooks usually take priority over the mini. There is absolutely no reason for Apple to skip over the mini here.
 

n0cus

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Lack of a 2012 mini is extremely unlikely if you look at fundamental hardware availability rather than published rumors. Haswell is at least a year out. It could slide even later than Ivy, and the notebooks usually take priority over the mini. There is absolutely no reason for Apple to skip over the mini here.
It should be as simple as slapping in a new motherboard, CPU, and GPU in the assembly line. Maybe not that simple, but it shouldn't be too hard.:D
 

Poki

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It should be as simple as slapping in a new motherboard, CPU, and GPU in the assembly line. Maybe not that simple, but it shouldn't be too hard.:D
Yep. And that's all just one call away. :)

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And agree, launch should be between august and october, while I thing early august or late october are most probable. Both dates have been used often to update Macs.
 

mikepro

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Maybe it's taking longer to release the 2012 Mac Mini because they are giving it the retina treatment. That would be sweet...
 

blanka

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It's all about marketing, not about what is possible.
Making a too good Mini makes a bad holiday season for Apple. Think about it that way.
 

Poki

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It's all about marketing, not about what is possible.
Making a too good Mini makes a bad holiday season for Apple. Think about it that way.
Why should the holiday season be damaged in any way by the Mac Mini? First, they don't sell enough to ruin it anyways, second, a "too good" Mini would sell great - no matter when it's released.
 

ivnj

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It may come or it may not. But don't hold your breath. Might be 2013. And if it is its not a big deal.
 

Poki

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It may come or it may not. But don't hold your breath. Might be 2013. And if it is its not a big deal.
Yep. But as I said, I wouldn't buy a Ivy Bridge computer in 2013. If it really comes 2013, I'll have to borrow a Mac until the next Mini arrives ... And as this isn't soo cheap, I really hope it comes this year.
 

blanka

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'cos I'm not gonna buy a "new" computer with a one year old CPU architecture ...
Well that equals "I am never buying a Mini again". Mini == Outdated processor. Live with it. I don't mind.
 

Poki

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Well that equals "I am never buying a Mini again". Mini == Outdated processor. Live with it. I don't mind.
That was almost never true in the past. The 2011 Mini came right when Sandy Bridge was available, and even the Core 2 Duo Minis weren't too late. Would be really bad if they decide to releasee a Ivy Bridge Mini together with Haswell MacBooks ...
 

philipma1957

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That was almost never true in the past. The 2011 Mini came right when Sandy Bridge was available, and even the Core 2 Duo Minis weren't too late. Would be really bad if they decide to releasee a Ivy Bridge Mini together with Haswell MacBooks ...
They have not done a lot of that. As much as apple can be very annoying with updates they do tend to keep macbook pro 13 inch and mac minis parallel in terms of cpu's.
 

theSeb

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That was almost never true in the past. The 2011 Mini came right when Sandy Bridge was available, and even the Core 2 Duo Minis weren't too late. Would be really bad if they decide to releasee a Ivy Bridge Mini together with Haswell MacBooks ...
No, the 2011 models came about 6 months after SB CPUs became available. The mini uses the same CPUs as the MBP and it was refreshed in July/August in 2011. The 2011 MBP came out in February. The mini is usually late.
 

Poki

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No, the 2011 models came about 6 months after SB CPUs became available. The mini uses the same CPUs as the MBP and it was refreshed in July/August in 2011. The 2011 MBP came out in February. The mini is usually late.
Late, yes. But not a whole year.