The above is a picture sent in to Macenstein from an anonymous tipster which they claim is the new Mac Mini refresh that we are expecting in January. The picture was immediately deemed a fake for several reasons, however Boy Genius Report have posted the picture on their site today and described why they think […]
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Image of New Mac Mini Real or Fake?

The above is a picture sent in to Macenstein from an anonymous tipster which they claim is the new Mac Mini refresh that we are expecting in January. The picture was immediately deemed a fake for several reasons, however Boy Genius Report have posted the picture on their site today and described why they think the picture might not be a fake after all.

Firstly, the marketing blurb, “The world’s smallest desktop computer.” Many dismissed the phrase as missing Apple’s common word play but in reality, Apple uses simple bold statements quite often in its marcom. In fact, this slide lines up pretty well with early MacBook Air slides.

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Although Boy Genius Report have provided some decent reasoning to support the tipster’s picture, I am still very doubtful this is going to be Apple’s new Mac Mini. To me, it looks very much like the side-view picture of a MacBook that has simply been cut down. Surely it couldn’t be any simpler to cut out a section of a photograph? I wouldn’t know where to start with picture editing etc, however, even I can cut out a section of a picture in a simple application like Microsoft’s “Paint.”

A side-view of the new MacBook

Whether the picture is genuine or not, as Boy Genius Report point out, it’s likely the new Mac Mini won’t look a whole lot different if it’s to take on the aluminum unibody design of Apple’s latest offerings. Only time will tell and with the January MacWorld Expo just around the corner, it won’t be long before we find out.

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