We already know with almost certainty that Apple will be announcing three new iPhones next month, with iPad Pro refreshes also potentially in the cards. According to the well connected Mark Gurman at Bloomberg however, there may be more to the story.
If Gurman is correct, Apple will announce a refreshed MacBook Air as well as, believe it or not, an updated Mac mini.
Leaving the Mac mini amazement out of this for a moment, the update to the MacBook Air has been rumored for some time now. Gurman’s claims mirror those that have been slipping out of various sources this year with the 13-inch model set for a new Retina display and overall thinner bezels.
The actual design, presumably including that iconic wedge shape, is said to remain, however. Pricing is also anticipated to be sub-$1,000 which allows the device to fill that important price point for Apple.
Of course, the most exciting news here is the suggestion that Apple is going to finally give the neglected Mac mini some love, bringing it a new lease of life. The last update to the smallest desktop Mac around came in 2014 which is deplorable, to say the least. However, the refresh is said to give the Mac mini a new focus on pro-focused with more powerful components that may mean the device is less “mini.”
This is something that many had not dared to hope for but given Gurman’s track record, and Apple’s apparent refocusing on the Mac as a whole, this may finally be happening. Pricing will be an important factor here, although that will surely most depend on exactly which components go into this thing.
As if new iPhones and iPads over the next few weeks was not enough to get the Apple fan excited, the idea of a new, more powerful Mac mini is just the ticket. We cannot wait to see what that turns out to be.
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