Tim Cook Hints a Mac mini Refresh Is Finally Coming

Doris Richards
October 20, 2017

It's been a few years since Apple update the Mac Mini. The Mac Mini user who emailed Cook wanted to find out if Apple plans to update it anytime soon.

Tim Cook was asked over email by if there's anything in the pipeline as far as the Mac mini is concerned.

According to an email exchange with a Mac Mini fan and Tim Cook, published on MacRumors, the Apple CEO said that "While it's not time to share any details, we do plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line going forward".

Cook's comments do echo a previous statement from an Apple executive concerning the Mac mini's future.


In April, Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phill Schiller was interviewed by blogger John Grubber of Daring Fireball.

This does give us some hope that the Mac mini will eventually receive an update. Our customers have found so many creative and interesting uses for Mac mini.

When Apple pre-announced the modular Mac Pro at the start of the year, it also moved the current Mac Pros down the line to offer higher specs at lower prices.

The $499/£479 Mac mini allows users to use their own peripherals and display, enabling them to pay less for the privilege of running a macOS desktop. A 2018 announcement is much more likely, and based on that, it means that the computer could be outfitted with new Kaby Lake Refresh chips and quad-core performance.

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