We're Expecting The Apple Mac Mini 2018 To Come And It Needs To Be Powerful (but cheap!)
Since its release back in October of 2014, we’ve been long hoping for a successor to the Mac Mini but so far there hasn’t been any. Will this finally be the year that Apple will finally release the Mac Mini 2018? We hope yes.
It Still Exists And It’s Coming
Back in April of 2017, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller was asked about the Mac Mini. He replied with a statement that the said device is still part of Apple’s lineup.
A couple of months later, specifically on October, CEO Tim Cook replied to a customer asking about the tiny desktop computer. The CEO said,
“Our customers have found so many creative and interesting users 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.“
On July of 2018, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published a note for investors that include new details about what to expect with Apple’s fall hardware lineup. Among the devices that were mentioned, one of it was the Mac Mini.
The following month, a report was made claiming that the Cupertino-based tech company is planning to upgrade the Mac Mini and is said to come in October. However, there were some reports suggesting that Mac Mini 2 could be announced during the 2018 iPhone event tomorrow – September 12.
What Will Be Its Specs and Features
The Mac Mini 2018 is said to feature an improved processor and more plentiful storage options. In terms of size, there was also a rumor that it will be slightly larger to which led people to speculate that more powerful components will be added which will require more room for better cooling.
What Fans Hope To See
One of the things that people want to see featured on the device is that it will be able to run macOS Mojave and be more flexible with ports.
We also hope that a mouse and keyboard will come as well when bought. And lastly, we hope that it will stick within its affordable price range – because hey, it’s what made this lineup popular in the first place.
The Price Tag
Speaking of price, the currently available model is offered in three variants: $499, $699, and $999. However, one report suggests that there will only be one variant for this year and it will cost around £1000 which translates to $1,306.
If this is true, that there will only be one variant and this will be its price tag, it may struggle to find an audience. Let’s face it, with a $1,300 price tag, why not buy a laptop instead? It makes more sense.
Do you think that Mac Mini 2 will finally be released this year? What about its price tag? Tell us in the comment section below.