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Tim Cook promises Mac mini still has a future

Written by Matti Robinson @ 20 Oct 2017 12:15 User comments (4)

Tim Cook promises Mac mini still has a future Apple's computer lineup has been refreshed fairly steadily during the past years, and even though lineup has changed slightly most products are still intact. Even the iMac was updated this year with the new iMac Pro launching in December.
One product seems to have been forgotten though, the Mac mini. Many have probably thought that the 2014 launched computer was the last of its kind.

However, even though earlier this week it celebrated three years since and update, the Mac mini still has some life in it, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

In an email Tim Cook has revealed that the inexpensive desktop computer will have an important role in Apple in the future. That would suggests that Mac mini is coming back sometime soon. Unfortunately, albeit not surprisingly, Cook did not reveal any schedule or plans about the release.

MacRumors reader asked Cook in an email if there was anything in the pipeline to update the beloved Mac mini, and while Cook couldn't share any details he said "we do plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line going forward."

It could be that Mac mini is the product Apple uses to introduce ARM based chips to mac OS. The device has never been a speedster but instead meant for normal office work or perhaps a media device with a focus on easy of use. This would be a perfect opportunity to perhaps narrow the gap between iOS and mac OS devices.

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4 user comments

120.10.2017 13:51

Promise all you want Tim Cook, doesn't change the fact that the MAC mini is indeed a dead product choice for the vast majority of the world.

Now meant for a small niche of customers needing a hideable computer for say.......under a soundboard of an audio/video control booth?

Cook is like Trump........spins a positive on EVERYTHING, despite the imminent failure likelihood.

222.10.2017 19:54

Mac mini is a nice lil' machine. If you know what you're doing, you can upgrade the CPU & the RAM to speed it up. Most mac minis can handle 16 Gb of DDR3 RAM. One thing sorely lacking from newer mac minis is a disc drive for DVD-Bluray discs.

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428.10.2017 14:25

My mid-2010 Mini was my first, Mac because it was the only one I could afford. Not going to spend thousands for a laptop, desktop or Macbook, so this is the product line for me.
I have maxed out it's RAM and upgrade the HD so it suits me fine.

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