updated 10:10 am EST, Mon November 3, 2008
iMac, Mac mini refreshes?
Anticipated refreshes of the iMac and Mac mini could happen as early as next week, according to anonymous sources. Described only as "persistent," the sources say that an announcement is scheduled for November 10th, rather than Macworld, Apple's next confirmed publicity event in January. The primary reasoning is said to be Mac Pro, which is also due for an update, but which may not have enough chips ready for mass production. The Pro will instead take the place of the iMac and Mini at Macworld, two of the sources suggest, in exchange providing more holiday sales of the latter systems.
Specifications for the new computers are unknown, but the systems would likely be updated to use modern Intel and NVIDIA platforms, in keeping with the changes made to MacBooks in October. The Mini in particular is believed to be in dire need of an update, having last been changed in August of 2007.