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Mar 21, 2011
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Would this be a bad time to update gear ?

Thinking of purchasing new:

Mac Mini
Possibly new Macbook Air or 12-inch Macbook
iPad Air 2 or 13-inch iPad Pro
Apple TV (4th gen)
iPhone

Based on MR buyers guide most will be probably updated September (at least) it looks like it.

Any advice ?
 

thats all folks

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as the MacRumors guide says, wait, mostly. iPad is probably set for the year and then some. MacBook was just updated, if you find that machine acceptable. the current mac Mini is an embarrassment to it's lineage, and now 2 years old but it might not get any better. the Air is hopefully in line for one more minor update, I hope. some think the TV is due for a 4K update, I couldn't say either way. iPhone, if you are on this site, easy enough to know what is going on there.
 
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maflynn

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Would this be a bad time to update gear ?
If you're updating for the sake of updating, yes, it's a bad time. If your mac mini stopped working, then
you have no choice, as the need is immediate.

Any advice ?
If you can wait,then wait, if you cannot then buy now.

Apple is going to be updating some of their computers (I have no idea if the Mini which has not been touched in a long time is due to be included in the refresh) in the fall.
 
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Samuelsan2001

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There is nothing out that will be much better than what you already have I'd leave it another year or 2.
 
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keysofanxiety

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Based on MR buyers guide most will be probably updated September (at least) it looks like it.

Any advice ?

As others have said, it would be best to wait until September to see what they update.

At the very least, it may be worth looking to swap the 500GB HDD in your 1.4GHz Mac Mini for an SSD. It would make a massively positive impact as the base model Mac Minis are massively sluggish due to the 5400RPM drives. That way you at least won't need to buy a new Mac Mini.
 
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