Many people are anticipating the launch of the new iMac and Mac Mini so they can upgrade their current machines. Not so long ago, we reported a rumor that the Mac Mini may have been discontinued but it has since been rumored that a refresh is on the cards. Sources for MacNN have reported that […]
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New iMacs/Mac Mini Just One Week Away?

Many people are anticipating the launch of the new iMac and Mac Mini so they can upgrade their current machines. Not so long ago, we reported a rumor that the Mac Mini may have been discontinued but it has since been rumored that a refresh is on the cards.

Sources for MacNN have reported that they expect the new Apple machines to be unveiled in as little as 7 days away on November 10th, rather than at the Macworld Expo in January. If the rumors are true, Apple will break the tradition of announcing the ‘consumer’ machines at the January Expo and may instead announce a new ‘prosumer’ machine in the new Mac Pro, which is also due and update. It is believed that the reason for this change is that the new chips for the Mac Pro will not be avaiable in sufficient quantity until January and on top of that, Apple would like to cash in on holiday sales of the iMac and Mac Mini.

At this time specifications for the updated machines are not known, although it is believed Apple will opt for the NVIDIA graphics chips, keeping in line with the new MacBooks. It’s possible the updated iMac will also ship with both the 9400M and the 9600M GT, giving the user a choice depending on need, just like the new MacBook Pro. It also seems likely the Mini will see a graphics boost and be equiped with the 9400M that has impressed us in the new MacBook.

Although the sources behind these rumors all have different stories, it definitely seems as though Apple is up to something.

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