Apple’s Mac Mini may be seeing an update this fall, according to sources. An expected October event, at which Apple is believed to introduce new Mac hardware an iPads, may end up rolling in a new Mini as well. The little Mac device some have written off may be coming back in a big way.
Leaks, intentional or otherwise, serve to inspire dreams of devices or updates, some of which sadly never come to be. Considering how the Apple's Mac mini is long overdue an update, it is only understandable that this latest leak about a mid-2014 refresh will stir up hope that the company has not yet turned its back on the mini desktop line.
Apple's Mac mini doesn't get a lot of love, at least when it comes to updates. It looks like that will change next month, if a Belgian retailer's website is accurate -- a model update is set to arrive bearing Intel Haswell processors, as well as a couple other changes. Unfortunately, no images of the next iteration are available, but the end of February appears to be its slated launch time frame.
While the creators of this "Black Betty" device maintain that it's not a camera at all, you'll find shooting, editing, and uploading video on it to be included, all in the same amalgamation of plastic, metal, and glass. This is the first Black Betty custom camera housing, and it works with an Apple Mac Mini inside and a Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini Camera Head to create a single beast capable of creating high-quality video ready to upload to the web. And it does it all with just two physical buttons.
This year's State of the Union address included no less than a shout out by President Obama to Apple for bringing manufacturing jobs back to the USA. In addition to speaking about several other big companies that will be doing similar things in the near future, Obama noted the positive influence Apple's move will have on the United States. Apple CEO Tim Cook sat in the First Lady's box for the speech, a traditional area in which guests mentioned in the address are invited to sit.
Many Americans are very big on buying products made in America. That can be difficult when it comes to technology products because so many notebooks, smartphones, and other devices are made in other countries, particularly in China. Rumors have been swirling that Apple and Foxconn have been looking to bring more production to the US.
Apple's Mac mini may be a masterpiece of origami, but that hasn't stopped the teardown merchants from unleashing their screwdriver sets on the compact desktop. The tinkerers at iFixit have pinned down the new late-2012 model, announced earlier this week, and yanked out its silicon guts to see how flexible it might me. Despite the small size, however, the score is pretty good: 8 out of 10 for repairability.
With the Apple iPac mini event over with, it's time for the Apple Store to return to the web in full force, here with the tinier iPad, a new MacBook Pro, a new Mac mini, and a whole heck of a lot more. This update to the store brings with it not just a wave of new products, but a set of product retirements, this leading to a rush on the Refurbished and Clearance section - be sure to check the iPad 3 (now retired, believe it or not) for a big thrill ($375!) Then there's the MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display at $1699, the iMac refresh with much-much thinner body for $1299, and the Mac mini for $599.
Apple has revealed a new Mac mini, updating the compact desktop with new processors but keeping the slick, low-profile style. Now packing a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, from 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard-drive, the new Mac mini is priced from $599.
It's time for the main event here in California down at Apple's main event that's sure to bring on a variety of new hardware bits and software updates, including the rumored iPad mini first and foremost. This update to the iPad line will quite likely tie in with either digital media sales or Education with the new handheld smaller-sized iPad coming in with a lower cost than its larger compatriot. This event may well play host to a set of other hardware refreshes as well.