The Mac mini has long appeared to be Apple’s “redheaded step-child,” as it has been almost two years since the little computer that could has seen any kind of update. Now a new report says the Mac mini may finally get some update love come October.
MacRumors has now received word that Apple is planning a Mac mini update possibly launching next month alongside new iPad models and presumably OS X Yosemite. While we have been unable to obtain corroborating information of an imminent update, the mere possibility of an update as soon as next month is likely to be welcome news to Mac mini fans. The single source has provided no additional details on what to expect in terms of a next-generation Mac mini, but has provided accurate information in the past.
Rumors of a Mac mini update are nothing new, as we’ve seen rumors of an update surface back in February and July of this year.
October would seem to be an odd time to update the Mac mini, as the next-generation Broadwell processors from Intel that would be a good fit for the mini won’t arrive until early next year. An updated Mac mini COULD use the processors used in July’s MacBook Pro update.
We’ll keep our eyes and ears open, and let you know if we hear anything else about this rumor.