Apple has a revamped version of the Mac Pro coming in 2018, which the company describes as "our highest-end, high-throughput desktop system, designed for our demanding pro customers". It's hard to guess how Apple is planning to go about the upgrade for the Mac Mini, but if we are to believe Tim Cook then we shall find out soon.
It's been over three years since the Mac mini was last refreshed, leading some folks to wonder if Apple has forgotten about the compact computer, but apparently that isn't the case, at least according to Tim Cook (and as Apple CEO, he should be in a good position to know). Apple CEO wrote that the Mac mini will be an important part of the company's product lineup in the future, although he did not share any details. With no update at all in this long a time, one could assume that the product is dead.
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Though it hasn't sold in the same numbers as the iMac, the Mac Mini carved out a niche for itself as an option for those who wanted a cheap but capable box that ran macOS.
If you recall, Schiller, in response to a question from John Paczkowski, said the following: "On that I'll say the Mac Mini is an important product in our lineup and we weren't bringing it up because it's more of a mix of consumer with some pro use".
One of the Apple fans, Krar is an avid user of Mac Mini. And yet, the Mac Mini subsists with outdated specs. The upside to the machine is that it starts at only $499. This despite the fact that the last time that the Mini has gone for an upgrade is over three years now. On the high-end you get a 2.8GHz dual-core Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 1TB Fusion drive, and Intel Iris Graphics for $999.