Apple Launches New Mac mini, Pricing from $999 in Canada


Apple just announced a long-awaited hardware refresh of the Mac mini. The enclosure is now dark gray, too, or Space Gray in Apple parlance.

The new Mac Mini now maxes out at 64 GB at 2,666 MHz (SO-DIMMS).

Apple has put several I/O ports on the all-new Mac mini, with four Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C (v3.1) ports (twice as many as the previous generation), one HDMI 2.0 port, two USB Type-A (v3.0) ports, an audio jack, and Gigabit Ethernet, with a 10Gb Ethernet option. Wireless connectivity options include 802.11ac and Bluetooth v5.0.

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Boger said the computer starts at $799, and you can order as of today.

The first obvious upgrade is the option for this 13-inch laptop to be equipped with a Retina (227 PPI) IPS display. The TX line of security chips was originally introduced in 2016 MacBook Pros, while the T2 Security Chips was introduced in last year's iMac Pro, and then added to Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro lineup. It can run on its 50.3Wh battery for up to 13 hours (iTunes film playback). We didn't hear any more details after that, but a report in Bloomberg revealed that this new product was around the corner. A 720p FaceTime HD camera and triple microphone setup flesh out the multimedia specs. There is no (micro) SD card slot. Apple says that it is 17 per cent smaller and a quarter pound lighter than the previous generation. "All of this power is packed into the same size enclosure as before, flawless for customers updating or creating all-new installations where Mac mini is the ideal solution". It will go on sale on November 7 - which is the same date the all-new MacBook Air. Apple claims that "together these advancements help to reduce the carbon footprint of the new Mac mini by almost 50%".

Whichever new MacOS machine you buy it will come with the latest macOS Mojave pre-installed - with dark mode, Stacks desktop organisation feature, and familiar iOS apps available.