Apple to Launch New Mac Mini at Next Week's Media Event?

NewImage9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will announce a new version of the Mac Mini at next week's rumored media event, alongside the 13" Retina MacBook Pro and the iPad mini.

These new Mac minis are said to begin shipping immediately after announcement. Apple last redesigned the Mac mini with a unibody aluminum enclosure in 2010, and last updated the computer with faster processors last summer. These current Mac minis are on last-generation chipsets and lack USB 3.0, so we should be seeing those components updated in these new models.

According to the report, the Minis will come in similar configurations to current Mini models, two standard versions and a third setup that runs Mountain Lion Server.

The Mac Mini is overdue for an update; the last refresh occurred in July 2011, some 450 days ago.

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Top Rated Comments

Sky Blue Avatar
150 months ago
"Here's our new iPad mini, also we updated all the crap we don't really care about anymore like the Mac mini and iMac..."
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ahegele Avatar
150 months ago
if a mac mini, an ipad mini and a 13 inch retina macbook pro are launched and NOT a new iMac.... I will be very, very upset.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MasterHowl Avatar
150 months ago
I bet any money the next rumour will be "New iPhone to be announced at next week's media event"
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KnightWRX Avatar
150 months ago
Ok, now this is beginning to sound like pre-WWDC rumors where basically we were getting a full line-up of updates (Mac Mini, iMac, Mac Pro, MacBooks). We all know how that ended up...
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
voyagerd Avatar
150 months ago
Another event where everything is expected to be updated...

Someone is going to be disappointed
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Compile 'em all Avatar
150 months ago
That event is packed! now show us the retina Apple Cinema Displays! :p
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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