So there won't be a 2012 Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jgw1283, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. jgw1283 macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. longer.zhou macrumors newbie

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  3. xheathen macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. blanka, Aug 1, 2012
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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
     
  5. Sanderdsz macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  6. Poki macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    For the last few updates there hasn't been much evidence, but it happened.
     
  8. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000

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    Here's hoping
     
  9. blanka macrumors 68000

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    And since october will be iMac prime time, I bet on January/February. So the TS is probably right.
     
  10. Poki macrumors 6502a

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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 ...
     
  11. n0cus macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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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.
     
  13. n0cus macrumors 6502

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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
     
  14. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  15. mikepro macrumors 6502

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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...
     
  16. blanka macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  17. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  18. ivnj macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  19. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  20. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Well that equals "I am never buying a Mini again". Mini == Outdated processor. Live with it. I don't mind.
     
  21. Poki macrumors 6502a

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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 ...
     
  22. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  23. theSeb macrumors 604

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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.
     
  24. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    Late, yes. But not a whole year.
     
  25. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    if it is oct 31 2012 and the mini has not been upgraded it is over for this year. they have never done a nov or dec update for a mini.
     

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