Apple Insists There’s a New Mac Mini on the Way
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Apple has big plans for the Mac Mini, at least according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. While the company isn’t ready to share those plans with the world, things are happening behind the scenes. And we know all of this because Cook casually revealed all to a nosey Apple fan.

It has now been over three years since Apple updated the Mac Mini. This lengthy gap between releases has caused frustration amongst the Apple faithful, and led to us recommending other mini PCs over the Mac Mini What's the Best Mini PC? What's the Best Mini PC? Want a smaller computer? Check out the mini-PC. Recent technological advancements have made computers smaller than ever before. And they're slowly replacing old-fashioned desktops. We've got 10 of the best models. Read More . However, you can rest assured that the Mac Mini isn’t dead after all…

Tim Cook Loves the Mac Mini

According to MacRumors, an Apple fan by the name of Krar emailed Apple CEO Tim Cook with a direct question about the future of the Mac Mini, bluntly asking, “I love the Mac Mini but it’s been over 3 years now without an update. Are we going to see anything in the pipeline anytime soon?”

Cook promptly replied, saying, “I’m glad you love the Mac mini. We love it too. Our customers have found so many creative and interesting uses for Mac mini. While it is not time to share any details, we do plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line going forward.”

This backs up Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller, who was asked why the Mac Mini was a no-show when Apple last spoke about the Mac Pro Why You Shouldn't Buy a Desktop Mac Right Now Why You Shouldn't Buy a Desktop Mac Right Now The Mac isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Read More . He responded, “The Mac mini is an important product in our lineup and we weren’t bringing it up because it’s more of a mix of consumer with some pro use.”

This all strongly suggests that Apple is working on updating the Mac Mini. Tim Cook and co. just aren’t ready to share it with us proles. The Mac Mini clearly still has its fans, but it’s also hard to see where it fits in Apple’s current hardware lineup. So perhaps we should expect the unexpected.

2018… The Year of the Mac Mini

The problem is that the current Mac Mini is woefully outdated and getting more outdated with every passing day. Featuring, as it does, a Haswell processor, Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics, and just 4GB of RAM. So an updated version really cannot come quickly enough. Is 2018 too much to ask?

Do you own the 2014 Mac Mini? Is it starting to show its age? Or is it still a more than capable machine? If Apple unveiled a new Mac Mini, would you buy one? And if so, what would you like to see Apple do with the form factor? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. rannxerox
    October 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Was just talking about the Mini at work today as we have one setup as a "server" since its the only solution Apple provides for in house provisioning.

    Face it, Apple has just given up on the Mac, what further proof do you need than the "touch bar". It blows my mind that crap like that passed muster for the Mac line. Then the new Mac Pro being an AiO????

    Then to have the likes of Microsoft, who just got into computer building, releasing devices like the Surface Book and the Surface Studio with Pen and Dial and Pixel Sense, etc.

  2. SAIMADHAV YV
    October 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I am using the 2014 Mac Mini and am happy to have shifted from Windows. The only thing that I want besides a new processor, greater RAM and better graphics to play 4K is some battery.

  3. bangelica
    October 23, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    try using the musconv tool, it allows you to transfer your music playlist from one music library to another - bangelica

  4. Wes
    October 22, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Love my 2012 Mini, tricked out with solar-powered wireless keyboard, bluetooth trackpad, and USB-powered flat-screen HDMI monitor. It’s just as portable as a laptop, take it in a briefcase/backpack anywhere there’s a plug!

  5. Bellerophon
    October 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    The current Mac mini is over 1,000 days old (without upgrading). Congratulations, Mac MINI.

  6. John Yosa
    October 21, 2017 at 1:41 am

    2014?? heck my late 2012 is still working fine. :-)

  7. Gazoo
    October 21, 2017 at 12:59 am

    I remember when these first came out. It was the first time I seriously considered going Apple. I was still on a Desktop - so I had all the externals (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse). The biggest motivating factor at the time was price. I cannot stress this enough.

    Reviews started coming in and the biggest complaint was performance. I opted out at the time because of this. Now... many years later... I can't see investing in this to test the Apple ecosystem (and play around with a new system). I've been on a laptop for so long, I can't imagine going back to the ball and chain that was a Desktop. I'd also have to pay extra these days for a Monitor and Keyboard (at the very least) - still... Ball. And. Chain.

    I'm not saying that Apple missed the boat on this. I'm saying that a mobile device (laptop) -- at a *great* price --- are motivators for non-apple users. (Ports would help too)

  8. Bilal
    October 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm

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