Apple Announces New Mac Mini Starting at $499

Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple announced a brand-new Mac mini, a popular Mac computer that hadn't been updated since October 2012. The new Mac mini starts at $499, $100 less than the previous $599 starting price.

“People love Mac mini. It’s a great first Mac or addition to your home network, and the new Mac mini is a nice upgrade packed into an incredibly compact design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the latest CPU and graphics, faster Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, OS X Yosemite, and starting at just $499, the new Mac mini is the best value ever.”
The new Mac mini comes with 4th-generation Intel Core processors, Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000 with up to 90 percent faster graphics than the previous generation, PCIe-based flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. Apple also claims it's the "world's most efficient desktop".

The new Mac mini begins shipping today.

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69 months ago

No Firewire...?!

It was the last Mac with Firewire. What did you expect? RS232 ports and a Floppy drive also?
Rating: 29 Votes
69 months ago
No option for quad core cpu

rip mac mini
Rating: 27 Votes
69 months ago
It's about damn time.
Rating: 25 Votes
69 months ago

Base model will probably still have 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Awful

Then don't purchase the base model ??

We all can't have top end specs at rock bottom pricing, sure you want that, hell so do I but it has never happened and it won't start today.
We all have to pay to play on better, faster equipment.
Rating: 24 Votes
69 months ago
WTH Apple?? No quad core anymore?? That's really lame. We waited 2 years for you to cripple the Mac Mini with a dual core?
Rating: 23 Votes
69 months ago
Just been on livechat

Just been on livechat as I saw this in the order page.

"Configurable to 8GB or 16GB, only at the Apple Online Store."

However livechat has responded.

Rating: 22 Votes
69 months ago
No quad core anymore?
Rating: 22 Votes
69 months ago

No idea, I don't buy Mac Minis.

Then what are you doing in a Mac mini thread?
Rating: 18 Votes
69 months ago

i7 is BTO now.

The i7 is a dual-core.

Configurable to 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) with 4MB on-chip shared L3 cache.

Disappointing. I was finally going to get rid of my Windows server but I need the quad-core. Oh well.
Rating: 18 Votes
69 months ago
no quad core option
no user-upgradable ram
low-end model ridiculously crippled

i'll bet anything the internal changes to allow for the PCIe Flash storage also means you cant put two drives inside of it anymore

another mac line ruined.

no thanks


And looks like you are wrong, how unsurprising.

yeah, you're right. he actually gave apple too much credit by assuming they'd put an SSD in the low-end machine. 1.4ghz and a 5400rpm drive? what is this, 2005?
Rating: 17 Votes

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