Here's why I am getting my hopes up. According to Wikipedia the current Mac Minis use the following Ivy Bridge processors: i5-3210M, i7-3615QM, i7-3720QM The i5 was released on 3 June 2012, the i7 (both) on 23 April 2012. So it took Apple 6 months to release an upgrade with these processors. Also, look at the price. The Ivy Bridge i5 list price is $225, the i7 is $378 (Apple surely pays less). Why would Apple use a more expensive model and reduce their margins? If anything they would use a cheaper processor. The equivalent Haswell processors on price, cores, CPU and TDP are: i5-4210M ($225), i7-4710MQ ($378), i7-4810MQ ($378). All of these processors were released in 2014, with the i5 and lower i7 released in April. 6 months after April is... October. So will it have Iris graphics? Probably not. Could they wait until 2015 for Broadwell? Maybe. But based on this data I'm waiting/hoping for an October refresh. And secretly hoping for a silent refresh next week.