Apple Mac Mini 2018 Release Slated This Autumn; Other Rumors Detailed
There are numerous rumors about Apple’s upcoming products. One of the much-awaited devices is the Mac Mini 2018, which according to TF International Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo will be released Autumn of this year.
Apple Mac Mini 2018 Release Date
The Apple Mac Mini was launch way back October 16, 2014, which is more than three and half years old now. Seeing the pattern of launches, Apple is holding an event during Spring (typically in March), WWDC event in June, September event which is centered on iPhones and an infrequent event during October. With this, it is possible that the Apple Mac Mini 2018 will be released in either of the two upcoming events.
Kuo has recently suggested that the much-anticipated Apple Mac Mini 2018 will make its first appearance this Autumn. It is also worth noting that in a new research note which was published on July 11, 2018, Kuo stated that he expects the Cupertino-based tech giant to update its whole range of Macs this Autumn and that could possibly include the long-unkempt Mac Mini.
Apple Mac Mini 2018 Rumored Specs
Aside from the speculations about the Apple Mac Mini 2018 release, there were also gossips about its specs and features. Here are some of them:
Incorporating Apple TV functionality to the Apple Mac Mini 2 would be a great idea. Such a device will have to be capable of 4K, a feature that the current Mac Mini lacks. Nevertheless, integrated graphics and the newest Intel processors can render 4K.
The company’s fans are hoping to see i3 Coffee Lake CPU (i3-8300) that offers quad-core at 3.7GHz on the upcoming Mac Mini 2. Meanwhile, there are speculations that the much-awaited device might flaunt a quad-core i3 Kaby Lake options (i3-8121U). This processor has base speeds of 2.2GHz. Nonetheless, in case the upcoming Mac Mini release will be delayed even longer, the company’s avid patrons may see Cannonlake processors. These 9th gen Intel processors will follow the Coffee Lake chipset.
Graphics Card and RAM
In case the Cupertino-based tech giant uses the Coffee Lake processors, there’s a possibility that the updated Mac Mini will be armed with an Iris Plus Graphics 655. This will be a huge step up from the Intel HD Graphics 5000 and the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 options which can be found on 2014 Mac Mini that doesn’t have the capability to render 4K. On the other hand, this device is believed to flaunt an 8GB of RAM.
It is expected that the Mac Mini 2018 will be equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C. The USB-C offers more benefits than just being reversible and thereby stress-free to connect when the user can’t see what he’s doing. Also, it offers twice the data amount of USB 3.0 and the capability to provide far more power. The latter factor permitted Apple to utilize the USB-C as a joined data and power port slim down its laptop design as well. Additionally, the fans can also expect a Display Port 1.2.
Apple Mac Mini 2018 Price
When it comes to the price, the current Mac Mini cheapest model is tagged at £479, the mid-range model is priced £679, and the premium model carries a price tag of £949. Seeing this price range, there’s a possibility that the updated Mac Mini will be tagged at the same price or a bit higher than the current model’s price.
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