Should Apple Abandon Release Of Budget-Friendly Mac Mini 2?
For a time, it was looking like we will finally see a glimpse of the Mac Mini 2. Since it has been almost four years since we have seen Apple upgrade the compact desktop line, the news that the company will unveil a new version excited many people. However, there are reports that the new Mac Mini will have some changes that will not please a lot of Apple devotees.
No more Mac Mini 2018?
While news that Apple will be issuing a refresh to the Mac Mini this year has been confirmed, it will be mainly marketed towards pro users. What does this mean? The 2018 version of the Mac Mini may be more expensive, according to Bloomberg. This is due to the major upgrades in the processor and storage options.
For those unfamiliar with the Mac Mini, it is a Mac desktop that does not include a mouse, keyboard or screen yet. It was mainly popular as it is a budget-friendly option that would serve well as a transition device for those who are used to Windows devices.
Targeting the more professional users of the Mac Mini is a smart choice for Apple, according to 9 to 5 Mac. However, they should still cater to those looking for a cheaper desktop and release Mac Mini 2. Sure desktops are no longer as popular as they used to be but they are still valuable to the company’s business.
The Mac Mini, for example, appeals to a lot of budget desktop consumers. As a clear example, those who run home media servers use the Mac Mini as it is incredibly small and cheap compared to other options. The product line is also used by iOS and Mac app developers.
Do you think there is any truth to speculation that Apple will no longer have a cheap Mac Mini 2018? Will this mean the end for the compact desktop line? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.