This Product Has Been Announced: Apple Introduces New Mac Mini With Faster Processors and Quad-Core Option
What We Expect
Details on the new Mac mini are extremely thin, but the machines will almost certainly bring Intel's Ivy Bridge processors released earlier this year and an upgrade to faster USB 3.0 ports. Configurations are expected to be in line with the current lineup, with two standard models and a server model. Customers will of course be able to add additional customizations on top of the base models.
Pricing has been confirmed to be unchanged, with the addition of 8 GB RAM module options that will push total RAM capacity to 16 GB. The new Mac minis are said to be shipping immediately after their announcement.
There has been very little discussion of Mac mini updates since the current version was released in July 2011, doing away with the optical drive previously found in the small desktop machine.
Part number and price lists leaked just prior to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in early June suggested that new Mac mini models might make an appearance at the event, but the updated models did not appear at that time.
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