The new Mac mini is almost certainly coming

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by GabrieleR, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. dogslobber macrumors 68030

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    You can already run Linux poweshell apps now from within Windows 10. All the goodness of Windows while running Linux poweshell apps. So 2017 was really the year of Linux on the desktop? I’ll stick with OS X.
     
  2. Miat macrumors 6502

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    And a Happy New Year to all you miserable Mini-clutching feckers. :p
    --- Post Merged, Jan 1, 2018 ---
    Hey, look Ma, I got away with a swear word! :D

    Must be a good sign for 2018. :cool:
     
  3. OldMike macrumors 6502

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    And with 2018 now underway, I feel we are closer than ever to a new Mac Mini haha.
     
  4. spacebro macrumors 6502

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    linux is at a point where it "just works" and most applications have official releases. The last time I installed ubuntu, not a single thing failed to work. I was able to immediately connect to my bluetooth speaker, all the mouse buttons worked, I could set the horizontal scroll to a usable sensitivity, everything is there now.
     
  5. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't like Ubuntu. Neither on the server nor the desktop.
    I have OpenSuse at work on the desktop and it's OK (no BT or any fancy peripherals there).
    For servers, it's RHEL/CentOS or FreeBSD.

    I would need to buy a new desktop for Linux here at home, too. I'm kind of inclined to do that - but OTOH, I'd like to put that money towards a new Mac - because the apps I love (iWork, OmniGraffle, iPhoto) just don't exist anywhere else but macOS.

    My brother, BTW, who does AI research, is looking for a new desktop, too.
    He's eyeing a HP Z6 G4. Apparently, NVIDIA throws in a Tesla-card(!) every year or so for research institutions like the one he works at (he has to apply). He's not interested in macOS. Not the least ;-)
     
  6. DesertSurfer, Jan 2, 2018
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    DesertSurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I dreamed that I took my 2012 mini to the Genius Bar to take advantage of the batrery replacement program. After getting past the "what the h-ll is that thing?" part of the conversation, a close technical inspection ennsued. Ultimately the suggestion was that I try plugging it in. Who knew??? They also said that the new Mac Mini is almost certainly coming.
     
  7. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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  8. masterbaron, Jan 3, 2018
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    masterbaron macrumors 6502

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    HNY Everyone! - The "comments" are refreshing to say the least - saying more, what's meaningful to me is many of those folks commenting aren't regularly in this thread, and yet - they know exactly what they want and "they" want almost the same things the regulars here want. The Apple-base of Mini lovers is larger than it appears - we are mature, awake and know that Apple is asleep and/or overcome by their intense focus in deep-state myopia or greed for the 2yr cycle/profit-effect of the iPhone.

    Apple now prefers to steer the sheep as opposed to upholding choice and options! An entry door lock company folded this week just prior to launching - locks sitting in the warehouse ready for distribution - why? No funding for a $600 door lock that requires power and internet connectivity/vulnerability. The "customer" is maturing, including the youngest and oldest - the technology has matured along with awareness to it's shortcomings.

    The time grows near for Apple should they continue to overlook economics and configuration needs.
     
  9. spacebro macrumors 6502

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    This is getting ridiculous. My 2011 mac mini is getting old. The 2012 release looked nice but I already had the 2011. The 2014 release didn't have quad core so I thought I'd wait for the 2015 or 2016 release. Now I'm considering getting one of those 144hz monitors and a PC so I can be impressed with computing technology again. WTF apple? I want to buy a nice mac but not a workstation and I don't want a dinky little 27" monitor built in!
     
  10. Synchro3, Jan 3, 2018
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    Synchro3 macrumors 68000

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    If you buy a PC make a Hackintosh. It's quit easy with already prepared Clover EFI.

    Builds: http://hackintosher.com/builds/
     
  11. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Can I expect a genuine Unicorn horn on the front end of my 2018 mini?
     
  12. DesertSurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe not on the front end.
     
  13. toke lahti macrumors 68020

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    13 builds over there.
    Is there a chart which compares these builds’ differencies and especially combatibility with macos?
    Every year I’ve spent few hours to google which mobo is a closest match for any recent match. Nobody knows or tells. Always lots of hits and misses and nobody lines them up. Lots of builders in hackintosh community, not so many focusing on using.
     
  14. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    I'd settle for back end, but finding a Virgin to boot the thing is going to be a PITA!
     
  15. Synchro3, Jan 4, 2018
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    Synchro3 macrumors 68000

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    I have a ASRock Z270 MiniITX board with Kaby Lake i7-7700K CPU , and I can recommend it. The only thing not working is Thunderbolt (but USB-C is working), and you need to install a
    Broadcom 1560 card for WLAN.

    Here is a comparison (skip the first paragraph): http://hackintosher.com/blog/best-motherboard-brand-hackintoshing-2017-kabylake/

    However if you want to use a Coffee Lake CPU, you need a Z370 board.
     
  16. toke lahti, Jan 5, 2018
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    toke lahti macrumors 68020

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    Why would you recommend it, since tb is not working?
    Because you bought it?
    How is it better than others?
    No offence, but you just gave classic hackintosh answer.

    Btw, does coffee now offer more bang for a buck than kaby?
     
  17. Synchro3, Jan 5, 2018
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    Synchro3 macrumors 68000

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    Of course more bang, coffee has six cores, Kaby has 4 cores.

    A Hackintosh has freely selectable storage media (SATA etc) and at least one PCI-E 3.0 slot for graphics cards. And Audio over DisplayPort and HDMI.

    These are the basic benefits, what Apple doesn't want to give.
     
  18. DeepIn2U macrumors 601

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    Apple ...

    should be CHARGED for selling hardware wtih specifications older than 12mths ... but for 17yrs the executive staff should get NO bonus' at all for completely neglecting hardware in the channel and lineup.

    While the Mac Mini hasn't been shown ANY development love ... this is what the competition has been up to:
    https://www.androidcentral.com/hp-chromebox-g2-has-kaby-core-i7-and-16gb-ram

    Intel Celeron / Core i5 / Core i7 Kaby Lack cpu's
    16GB RAM
    32GB M.SSD
    3x USB C and USB3 ports, SD Card Slot, 3.5mm jack.

    GRRRR!
     
  19. bopajuice macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. If or when Apple does get around to updating the Mini it will cost three times as much as this box. So many Apple users cite the ecosystem, or device sharing or integration. Funny if you think about it, the OS is free, but we pay a super premium on their hardware because of the feee software. Go figure.
     
  20. masterbaron macrumors 6502

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    Precisely ... which is the source of much pain. The most significant, impressive, valuable and progressive work I've completed has been on an Apple desktop using Apple software. Apple launched my consulting effort, branded my website and ushered in a networked home.

    I look forward to any company that fuels my next voyage!
     
  21. toke lahti, Jan 7, 2018
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    toke lahti macrumors 68020

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    Less storage than in my phone. Wouldn’t call it a desktop computer.
     
  22. navaira macrumors 68040

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  23. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    this would make a nice new mini! (intel cpu & amd graphics)

     
  24. Fozziebear40 macrumors regular

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    The Mini is embarassing when you look at that! I have just been on the UK Apple store and picked the most expensive Mini you can buy, 16GB ram and 1TB SSD, including keyboard and trackpad. It came to £2,107.00, seriously Apple, you are having a laugh for 4 year old technology. That is $2,257.00 in the USA.
     
  25. oldtime macrumors 6502

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    My realistic expectations when the new one is finally released (My guess is late this year or early to mid next year, sadly):

    -Smaller footprint, available in Space Grey and Silver
    -quad-core standard with hexacore option
    -8GB RAM upgradeable to 32GB
    -256SSD upgradeable to 2TB
    -everything soldered in
    -everything usb-c
    -Starting price bumped up to $599
     

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