Mac mini Overview Updated August 24, 2020

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December 2010 - August 2020

Launched in 2005 as the first sub-$500 Mac — a key in attracting “switchers” from Windows PCs — the Mac mini (now $799 and up from the Apple Store) was most recently redesigned in late 2018.

Featuring quad-core and 6-core processor options, the latest Mac mini refresh ventures more towards the pro end of the spectrum than ever before.

For the first time, all Mac mini configurations feature PCIe-based SSDs, along with Apple’s T2 security chip. Most importantly, the 2018 Mac mini features four Thunderbolt 3 ports, making it highly versatile.

Mac mini Stories August 24

New images shared on Twitter this week showcase a prototype Mac mini with a built-in iPod dock. The Mac mini shown here featured a 30-pin connector that would have allowed an iPod user to charge and sync their device without an additional cable.

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Mac mini Stories April 11

At the time of its release back in 2018, the Mac mini had the designation of being the most versatile Mac in Apple’s entire desktop lineup. With the release of the Mac Pro, that designation now belongs to Apple’s professional-oriented desktop machine with PCIe expandability.

But the Mac mini remains one of the most value-laden Macs that Apple currently sells, and it’s the second most versatile Mac next to the Mac Pro. Watch our latest episode of The Rewind as I take another look at Apple’s diminutive Mac. expand full story

Mac mini Stories March 25

MacStadium, which provides Apple Mac infrastructure as a service, is seeing a spike in signups this week. MacStadium VP Brian Stucki tells 9to5Mac that the company has heard from developer classrooms and teachers, as well as many others, about the growing need for remote servers.

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Mac mini Stories March 18

Apple has updated the Mac mini today alongside the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro.

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Mac mini Stories March 4

An anonymous Twitter user who has previously leaked numerous accurate details about Apple’s product lineups has returned today. This time, the source suggests that that Apple has an update for the iMac and Mac mini coming soon.

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Mac mini Stories December 2, 2019

The Mac mini, while a great device, has lacked some essential I/O since the 2018 refresh. The SD card slot in particular has been missed on this latest-generation mini. Thankfully, Satechi has designed a sleek and functional USB-C Hub for the new Mac mini. expand full story

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