What Can We Expect for the Mac Mini at WWDC??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by julius66, May 20, 2008.

  1. julius66 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    Any Ideas? I'm hoping penryn and much larger hard drives...
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    nothing. The mini is not really a developer's machine so WWDC is not the right platform to introduce it.
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Nothing - it's a consumer device.

    WWDC is all about software development. The iPhone will feature heavily because it's the next big platform for the developers out there who can stand to make boatloads if they do their apps right. The consumer machines are just not important to those developers. They want to see OS improvements to coding, XCode updates, faster Mac Pros and MacBook Pros, they don't care about the Mac mini - it'll get the usual silent update from Apple when they deem it necessary.
  4. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I expect nothing. Hopefully by year-end it will have transitioned to the Montevina platform which will improve it's performance thanks to boosts in FSB, memory and GPU speeds.
  5. julius66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    Well I guess the better question is when will be updated next and what can we expect?
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Merges with the Apple TV2, to become the Media hub machine. Links in to the TV to play games, movies, music, pictures etc.
  7. Anaxarxes macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Mini will have a quad core 3.93 Ghz Processor with 48MB L2 cache. 8GB of PC3-14200 RAM will be standard with dual layer BD-Burner and Dual 300GB Velociraptor Hard drives will be provided in RAID 0 mode. GeForce GTX 280 in Tri-SLI will be powering graphics having 1GB of VRAM each in 512Bit BUS. It's also going to be smaller than current model with a thickness comparable to MBA.

    This model will be priced at 399.
  8. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    They have ignored the mini for a long time now, so it wouldn't surprise me to see SOME update to it, but it would be weird to do it at WWDC.

    I think it is due for some completely new design, or death.
  9. sfroom macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    At this point I'm almost willing to settle for what they're selling. ALMOST. I need a computer to power an LCD tv in the living room.

    However, wireless G is absolutely unacceptable. My late 2006 iMac had draft-n. It boggles me that they haven't updated the mini to wireless n.
  10. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Obviously nothing...With all the buzz around iPhone 2.0, it wouldn't make any sense to make an announcement about it then. They'd do it on a more quiet week where it could get more buzz.
  11. crontab macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2008
    SWEET! Anyone know where I can pre-order one of these beauties? (lol)
  12. teohyc macrumors regular


    May 24, 2007
    Taking a cue from the latest Mac Pro revision, I expect the Mac Mini to be updated one week before WWDC.
  13. Anaxarxes macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    Istanbul, Turkey
    That is actually a very good educated guess. If Mini will ever be updated, that could be the time.
  14. iDave macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    Why? Don't these developers develop for the Macintosh, no matter what model?

    Not that I disagree with your assumption that there will be no Mac mini upgrade shown at WWDC. It's just that I don't understand why you think developers are only interested in the pro models. :confused:
  15. Earendil macrumors 68000


    Oct 27, 2003
    Because, Programmers by default use OSX machines to carry out their profession. Like the professional Graphic artist, they can afford, and can produce better/faster work if they use fast machines. Do they all use the latest and greatest? No, but they certainly care about it, which leads me to...

    Programmers need to know what is cutting edge and on the horizon so they can adjust for and take advantage of it. This is true of both Hardware and Software, which is why the next version of OSX is often times demoed in detail at WWDC.

    So, might the mini's be updated on or near WWDC? yes. Will Steve get up on stage and announce the next great thing in the mini? No, because everything in the mini is old. Is Steve pushing the guys at Apple to hurry up with the Mini update because WWDC is coming? No.

    Just the way it is :)
  16. iDave macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    I understand all that. It's Chundles' assertion that "consumer machines are not important to developers" which baffles me.

    I would think if a new consumer iMac, xMac or Mac mini came out which had the promise to sell a quick five million units, developers would be very interested. It means more software/peripheral sales, whether cutting edge or not. If the hypothetical Mac was really super cool, it might even be introduced at WWDC. :D

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