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Software developer unintentionally outs new Minis?

updated 04:15 pm EST, Mon January 5, 2009

Software dev outs Mac mini

A software developer has, intentionally or not, fueled speculation that Tuesday's Apple keynote speech will see the announcement of an updated Mac mini. In promoting v4.6 of its namesake digital asset management (DAM) system, it describes "new Mac mini hardware" as being supported, with the option of bundling the two products together in a server bundle. In operating as a server, the otherwise unidentified Mini would be equipped with 1TB of storage.

A new Mini is expected in part because Apple's last update to the computer was shipped in August of 2007; additionally, the company made a long-awaited MacBook refresh in October. Rumored Mini specifications include dual display connections and an NVIDIA-based graphics chipset, as well as an extra USB port, and a FireWire 800 connection to replace the current 400 option. Prices for SeeFile's Mac mini servers are expected to start at approximately $1,500.




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  1. unity@mac.com

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Well...

    Honestly I like the Mini. I also like the ?TV. But I would love it if they just dumped the ?TV and setup the new Mini as the best of both. DVDs are not dead, not with Blue-Ray DVDs gaining some popularity, and I would love an ?TV with a DVD drive of sorts. Or a Mini with all the AV ports.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    nah...

    I still have to burn CDs and DVDs for folks on occasion - can't get rid of them just yet.

    I hope they add Wireless-N to them - that's all I care about ! If they do that I'll buy one [unless they axe FW]

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    ok...

    so some small software developer has inside dope? Right. Maybe its just as likely they're expecting the hardware (by reading rumor sites) and planning accordingly, just in case.

    Because this isn't the kind of thing that helps keep you on Apple's good side...

  1. ender

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not much of a rumor

    All this rumor does is confirm that the optical drive will switch to an SATA bus. That would allow them to open up the mini and replace both the optical drive and stock hard drive with two 500 GB 2.5" SATA drives, which you wouldn't be able to do if the optical drive was still PATA.

    Heck, if you read their news release, it's vague enough that it even leaves open the possibility this is just a stock mini packaged with a 1 TB external drive. So basically, this story tells us nothing at all!

  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Ad the link..

    to the developer?
    Where is the site with the info?

    Gee, how I hate articles without links to the thinks they write about.. come on, it's the damn Internet !

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