The Mac mini is starting to show its age compared to the rest of Apple’s computers. In fact, it hasn’t been updated in almost two years, which means there’s no better time than to get a new model out the door. The Mac Mini has plenty of room for improvement especially in terms of its processor, which could stand to be updated to the latest Haswell chips.
Forum members on MacRumors first spotted a listing for a new Mac Mini with either a new Core i7 or Core i5 processor on a retailer’s website in Belgium. The retailer, Computerstore.be, reportedly told one of the forum members that the information on its site has been checked with an Apple source for accuracy, though posting a new Apple product could just be a way for the retailer to drum up interest to its site.
Either way, the site says Apple’s new Mac mini will have an aluminum housing, integrated graphics, new Haswell processors as we already discussed, OS X Mavericks out of the box, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, HDMI-out and expandable memory. The retailer suggests Apple’s new Mac mini will launch by the end of next month.