Apple makes the computers.Apple can't tell Intel what to make.
They would have had to have used the old chip and had two motherboard designs, perhaps refreshing the existing quad-core.
That's assuming they could get assurance from Intel that they could still buy the chips in quantity.
Again, no. They simply CHOSE not to put the quad core chips into the Mac mini. It's not some sort of thing that wasn't possible or the parts weren't available. Don't be ridiculous.But, yea, it's disappointing. Lucky me, I have a 2012 i7 Mini.
I have to say I was caught unaware, but I suppose any industry observer would have known this, given the current Intel CPU lineup. You can get 4 cores in a desktop chip, but that can't package that in the Mini.
Where did I say that Intel makes the motherboards? They make the processor chips.Apple makes the computers.
Intel doesn't make the motherboards.
Information on the main 2014 Mini thread suggested that Intel does not offer a suitable quad-core i7 Haswell mobile processor. They did in the previous generation, Ivy Bridge (used in the 2012 Mini) and are expected to in Broadwell (next generation, late this year).They simply CHOSE not to put the quad core chips into the Mac mini. It's not some sort of thing that wasn't possible or the parts weren't available. Don't be ridiculous.
Stop whinging.The lack of quad core makes my blood boil. Under-clock a i7 QC Haswell chip. Problem solved.
People who want QC want the threads anyway, not the speed.
Nationalistic codswallop.It's Tim Cook's Apple. Steve Jobs made interesting new products. Tim Cook moved Apple manufacturing overseas.
Steve Jobs made interesting new products and turned the Apple name into the most valuable brand in the world.It's Tim Cook's Apple. Steve Jobs made interesting new products. Tim Cook moved Apple manufacturing overseas.
Apple product production was moved offshore because Tim Cook convinced Steve Jobs to do so.Nationalistic codswallop.
As with so many products (including the All American icon, Harley Davidson), Apple products are made up of components sources from many countries, and assembled in another.
As I recall, under Steve Jobs assembly of all Apple products moved outside the USA. Under Tim Cook assembly of the Mac Pro returned to the USA.
Nationalism sucks.Apple product production was moved offshore because Tim Cook convinced Steve Jobs to do so.
Tim Cook moved EVERYTHING off shore, and you congratulate him for moving one product?
And apparently my point went straight over your Thailand hating head (Since you hate nationalism). Steve Jobs had a vision. Tim Cook is a Wall Street CEO. He's trying to maximize profits fully while coasting on Jobs ideas. He's Apple's Steve Ballmer.
Easy tiger. There's a difference between being patriotic and nationalistic. The latter has a tendency towards bigotry and small-mindedness. As for your second sentence - where did that come from? Medication time!There's something wrong with being nationalistic now?
Who doesn't care about their surroundings? Do these people bother to clean their bedrooms or do they just lie around in filth, covered in insects and rodents?
Give me the whiners over the Apple apologists any day of the week and twice on Sundays. Apple has had plenty of time and plenty of mobile quad core i7/5200 chips to choose from. Here they are:The level of whining here is staggering along with the conspiracy theories that somehow Tim Cook or Apple is singling out users.
This is what is offered. Don't like it, complain to the source and/or go buy a different product.
It's also quite amazing at the sheer number of members we have that seem to be semi to professional video and photography editors working on Mac Mini's who now are at the gates with pitchforks and torches with boiling blood, vowing to never buy another Mac product and so on and so forth because the cards we aren't dealt are not the ones we wanted.
So we result to saying a dead man would not allow this but you know what? Steve is gone, he is not coming back, no person on this internet forum knew what he thought or what he would or would not allow.
Yes, the Mac Mini has 2 Cores. Yes firewire is gone. No there is no built in CD drive anymore and it isn't coming back. Yes you have on-chip graphics.
Wishful thinking and rumors won't change it, that's it. Today was the day, here's what they gave us. Buy it or don't buy it.
I pasted this in another thread. Yes the new CPU is slower, and that is crazy after waiting two years. And I would have LOVED iris pro 5200 instead of the 5100. However I'm stoked because I have three monitors to drive and i can retire my triplehead2go. All things considered I'll probably go with the i5. At least we know and can stop waiting! And with this I can play basic steam games with my friends.n/m I found it. First score is passmark CPU (higher is better). Second score is rank (lower is better)
2014 Mac Mini
Intel dual Core i5-4288U @ 2.60GHz
Intel dual Core i7-4578U @ 3.00GHz
2012 i7 Mac Mini (quad core)
Intel quad Core i7-3610QE @ 2.30GHz
Comparing 3rd gen quad core i7 to 4th gen dual core i7, the third gen is about 16% better passmark score. Which you could maybe sort of estimate to be 25-35% faster? That said the GPU on the Haswell chip is like 100% faster. For me though the Haswell i5 is what i'll get because i don't think its worth the $300 upgrade for the i7 and they both have the same GPU.