Tech & Science Report: The Mac mini is finally getting an update after nearly 4 years

15:52  12 july  2018
15:52  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Mac mini is the cheapest Mac , but it’s also the one Apple seems to care the least about. Case in point: the last time it got an update was October 16 of 2014. There hasn’t been so much as a spec bump in the four years since. That’s finally about to change according to Ming Chi Kuo, one of the

We speculated that it could be the Mac mini due to the newly available Ivy Bridge processors, but now, reliable sources are reporting that Apple will, in fact We are unsure what investing heavily will mean for the final product, but it should surely be an incredible update over the nearly two year old model.

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The Mac mini is the cheapest Mac, but it’s also the one Apple seems to care the least about. Case in point: the last time it got an update was October 16 of 2014. There hasn’t been so much as a spec bump in the four years since.

That’s finally about to change according to Ming Chi Kuo, one of the most reliable sources for Apple rumors. He claims the mini is slated to receive an update this fall.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t provide much in the way of specifics. A processor upgrade is expected, but the report doesn’t say if the mini will receive a new chassis, ports, or any design update otherwise.

The news not entirely surprising given how long its been – especially considering Apple’s renewed focus on desktops – but it’s encouraging nonetheless. The Mac mini has long been the most accessible Mac – it starts at $499 – but its hardware is so ancient that buying one is a terrible deal unless you really need a desktop Mac on the cheap.

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Nearly 50% of them said they would welcome wind farms even if they WERE CONSTRUCTED He ( CAN NOT ) wait for the dav to end, and iust as it did, he realised he had a report to finish. So, finally she ( GO ) to investigate. There in the living room, on the coffee table, was her laptop.

I was getting upgrade notifications nonstop so I finally hit the button to install high sierra. Turns out my computer is too old to run it. SD Card reader not found after High Sierra update , Mac Mini mid2010.

But it’s not just the Mac mini. In fact, Kuo expects Apple to provide updates around all of its product categories this fall. and we’ve already written extensively about the rumored iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. One new tidbit on the laptops is that Kuo believes there will be a new, low cost MacBook in addition to spec bumps for the rest of them.

The report also suggests Apple is working on two new Apple Watch models this year, with bigger displays and improved heart rate detection. It’s not clear if the watches themselves will be bigger or if Apple is just shrinking the bezels, though I’m hoping for the latter. Lastly, the report claims the iMac will get a spec bump too.

Now if Apple would only release that modular Mac Pro…

Via MacRumors

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