Those Were Mac Mini and White MacBook Part Numbers, Not Mac Pros

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    It seems that some the part numbers leaked earlier this week are not for the new Mac Pros, but instead for new Mac minis and White MacBooks. At least, according to 9to5Mac who originally reported the part numbers, and who has now issued a correction.

    The revised part descriptions and groupings are as follows:
    The original report had pegged these as "Mac Pro" part numbers instead. Meanwhile, the associated MacBook Air part numbers in the original report are said to still be considered accurate and are believed to be launching imminently.

    Both the Mac mini and white MacBook are overdue for updates as tracked by our Buyer's Guide. There had been few rumors about their release, though they'll certainly adopt the latest Intel processors as well as Thunderbolt interfaces.

    Meanwhile, the last credible rumor for the next Mac Pro release had it pegged in early August which is only a few weeks away.

    Article Link: Those Were Mac Minis and White MacBook Part Numbers, Not Mac Pros
     
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    Wooo White macbook! There be life in you yet! :D
     
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    This makes far more sense, considering that there are still no viable CPUs for Mac Pro.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    @Arnold: No offense mate, but this isn't twitter. You could have made the title a bit more professional.

    Regards
     
  5. adrian.oconnor macrumors 6502

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    I'm really interested to see what happens with the minis. I'm guessing we'll see dual-core i5 and i7 options, much like the 13" MBP. I'm also guessing it'll keep the optical drive and support a maximum 8GB RAM. I'd love to stick one on my desk, but their cost vs custom building a quad-core i5 with 16GB RAM and a much faster SSD means I'll probably be buying a non-Apple computer very soon -- it'll be the first non-Apple computer since my HP laptop in 2005 (I've bought 5 Apple computers since then! Yikes.).
     
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    any ideas on specs / prices for the MacMinis? I love to get one as a media server running Plex.
     
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    Give him a break, he's working the grave yard shift tonight...
     
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    I played around with a few titles, but this got across the message the best. :)

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    I agree with Hellhammer about the Mac Pros .... but am I the only one shocked that Apple is still hanging on to the white macbook? Considering they can just nix it with the Airs ... Unless they give the white macbooks the specs of the Air (ie: Higher resolution screen ) I wouldn't get to excited.


    The mini should be interesting. Apple in the past, hasn't made it a powerful machine, compared to the other desktops. Apple should shoe-horn 16GB ram option and an option for dual 512 SSD's in the server model.
     
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    Wow, plenty of shiny new hardware to come then.
     
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    I think they are still popular and affordable for educational customers. Apple held on to the eMac for education for a long time too.

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    Title

    "Mac Mini and White MacBook Part Numbers, Not Mac Pros, for upcoming Update"

    Here ya go arn :)
     
  14. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

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    That's what I'd thought.

    Cool

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  15. BlueHedgehog macrumors member

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    It's been a long time since the 2010 MacBooks and Mac Minis have been updated.

    See? They're holding off new hardware releases until OS X Lion.
     
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    Thats a good point, the education market would prefer these models instead of investing in higher priced hardware.
     
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    I also think there's a big psychological hurdle when one enters the four digit price range for a notebook for a university student. Especially, when some competitors are only 500-600 USD.
     
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    No.
     
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    Oh but we don't want something that makes sense, we want something that sounds professional! :D

     
  21. mrklaw macrumors 68020

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    on the one hand, I'm happy to see the mini back in the frame. On the other hand, not so happy to see it alongside model numbers for the macbook. Does that make it more likely that the mini specs will align with the macbook rather than the MBP?
     
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    I love my White MacBook, probably about time for a new one though! :D
     
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    Except if you believe the rumors that Mac Pro's are getting custom CPU's
     
  24. shompa macrumors 6502

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    Yep. And later you will regret it.
    Faster is fun, but how many full read/write do you have on the SSD? Ok, you can start applications 0.5 sec faster then a "slow" SSD.

    16GB ram? What are you going to do? 2000000x2000000 images in Photoshop?
     
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    I miss the white/black macbook days. :)
     

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