Mac Mini 2018 Rumored To Be Announced During WWDC 2018; Possible Features Detailed
Four years had passed and the Mac Mini hasn’t received a major overhaul yet. But then, it seems that its successor, the Mac Mini 2018 is rumored to be announced during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018.
Mac Mini 2018 Release Date
It can be recalled that the previous Mac Mini was released way back on October 16, 2014, but despite that, its successor is expected to arrive on a different launch date. The Mac Mini 2018 is speculated to make its first appearance during the Apple’s WWDC 2018 event. The said event will be held from June 4, 2018, up until June 8, 2018.
Mac Mini 2018 Rumored Features
As the rumored release of Mac Mini 2018 nears, speculations about its features are also surfacing online. Here are some of them:
- Striking and New Design
It’s expected that the upcoming Mac Mini 2 will be thinner, smaller and quieter. Based on an old rumor from early 2017, the high-end Mac Mini ‘won’t be so mini anymore.’ This has led the Apple fans to assume more powerful components will be incorporated, which requires more room for improved cooling. Nonetheless, this rumor is a bit ambiguous, so it’s advised to be taken with skepticism.
- Power Boost
The Mac Mini 2018 is believed to have an upgrade to its components, which would make it a tough mini machine. It is said to compete with other small form factor PCs like the Intel NUC and Asus VivoMini, which have been moved up to 7th- and 8th-generation Intel Core processors, correspondingly.
It is believed that the upcoming Mac Mini 2018 will be fortified with newer CPU than the current Mac mini’s 4th generation chipset. Also, refreshing the silicon is will make modern features like Display Port 1.2, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), and 4K video. Additionally, the Mac Mini 2018 will have a considerable power boost over foregoing models. RAM-wise, Mac Mini 2018 might have an 8GB of RAM similar to the MacBook Air.
- Mouse and Keyboard Included
The Mac Mini is known for being the most economical and compact Apple computer. Aside from that, it’s also known for lacking the essential accessories. The Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 can only be bought separately from the Mac Mini itself. That basically means you’ll have to shell out an extra cost for parts that are necessary to utilize it. In contrary, for Mac Mini 2018 it is believed that the mouse and keyboard will be included.
- 4K Support
Since the Mac Mini 2018 is expected to feature recent Intel processors, then the integrated graphics must offer it sufficient graphical power to handle 4K. It can be recalled that the previous models of the Mac Mini couldn’t relatively handle 4K content. This was because of the hardware restrictions that is coupled with Apple’s wish to keep it as an entry-level device and budget-friendly
Mac Mini 2018 Price
As of this moment, there are still no available details about the Mac Mini 2018 price. Nonetheless, the previous lowest spec Mac mini is tagged at$499 (£399, around AU$650) when it was released in 2014. The middle Mac Mini is priced at $699 (£569, around AU$900) and the high-end Mac Mini arrived having a $999 (£569, around AU$1,300) price tag.
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