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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Apple Support Page Mentions Mid-2014 Mac mini Reply with quote

Apple Support Page Mentions Mid-2014 Mac mini
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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News came today of a support page on Apple's website, discovered by 9to5Mac, that mentioned a Mid-2014 Mac mini in a list of system requirements for running Windows in Boot Camp. This support page has since been corrected, but it definitely has those waiting on an update excited. Most are hoping that it was a slipup hinting at soon to be released Mac mini, but it's very possible that the listing on the support page was simply an error made by someone at Apple.

We felt like there was something else worth noting though. The listing did not mention a Mid-2014 Mac mini Server model. We only mention this because there was a sketchy rumor sent to us about a year ago stating that the server model would be eliminated in favor of two smaller (4.5-inch x 4.5-inch) consumer focused Mac minis using flash storage. Obviously, that never happened. Nor, at this time, is there any proof of Apple releasing a smaller Mac mini. We just thought it was curious and worth a mention of our own.

To be honest, all we really know at this point is that the Mac mini is in desperate need of an update. An update that, at the least, brings it up to speed with Haswell processors, Iris graphics, and 802.11ac.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see an update happening until the back to school promotion is over. I could be wrong, but I think it ends in September. Especially seeing that the Mac mini is void from the discount. It will be interesting to see what they do with it though. It's been neglected again for too long.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Boot Camp page still shows the Mac mini (Mid 2014) listed for me. Apple seems to care for so little for the Mac mini they probably won't even correct it. Laughing

Any possibility this could be a silent update? It wouldn't be the first time they did it to the Mac mini.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please be true!!!!!!!

Been waiting forever!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in need of a new desktop and would be plenty happy with updated specs in the current form factor. I mean, I don't want to see the Mac mini get any smaller if it means taking away some of the port selection. For example having it come standard with both dedicated audio in and out ports.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking that a new one will come when Yosemite is launched. Most of the rumors say that's in October. I don't know if that still qualifies for a "Mid" year product, but that's still my belief of when it will be released. Not that I would complain if they released one tomorrow though. I love these little Mac minis. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the Mac mini isn't Apple's main focus, but it continues to amaze me how they dump on it. Two years is just too long between updates. It's time for an update the darn thjng and bring some value back. It's not like this product is cheap all thing considered.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's also worth noting the listing missed the 2010 Mac mini Server.

I doubt they'd can the "server" model. It serves a big role for them in terms of caching server, profile manager, and xcode server.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grasshopper wrote:
Most of the rumors say that's in October. I don't know if that still qualifies for a "Mid" year product, but that's still my belief of when it will be released.


October would be Late. That's when the 2012's were released. (Late 2012)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same case, same ports and these specs:

1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
Intel HD Graphics 5000
4GB memory
128GB PCIe-based flash storage
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
$599

1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
Intel HD Graphics 5000
8GB memory
256GB PCIe-based flash storage
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
$799

As for the server:

1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor
Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
Intel HD Graphics 5000
8GB memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
$999

All soldered on the board.

That's what I'm thinking as far as the update.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonschwenn wrote:
October would be Late. That's when the 2012's were released. (Late 2012)

Okay. That's what I was thinking, but couldn't remember.

Ben Tex wrote:
Same case, same ports and these specs:

Having the same case and ports is fine, as long as they would switch to Thunderbolt 2 and support 4k displays. I think the other specs would be disappointing. I would rather them be more in line with the MacBook Pro, not the MacBook Air. They also need to upgrade the RAM to 8GB across the board. I would not want to be using Yosemite and all those cool new features in Safari with just 4GB. Not to mention the new photos app coming.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm against turning the Mac mini into essentially a headless MBA.

By the way, another option for hard drives would be making the Fusion drive standard. You cannot tell me the price of that drive hasn't fallen substantially over the last two years. Enough to make it a viable and profitable option this time around.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some early HDMI issues with the 2012 Mac mini, but I am ready for another. Let's make it so!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonschwenn wrote:
It's also worth noting the listing missed the 2010 Mac mini Server.

I sort of remember the 2010 Mac mini Server being missed in a lot of support documents. If for any other reason, it was probably due to the different body styles (regular with optical and slot and Server with solid body and dual drives) and crossover laziness it created.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ready and waiting. That's all I have to say.
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