Apple’s portable desktop computer, the Mac mini was suddenly remembered this week as it celebrated its third anniversary since the last update. Apple last updated the Mac mini on October 16, 2014, after which it has been silent on future developments. With even the rumor mill not spinning with any updates on the Mac mini, it isn’t known as yet if there would be any refreshed version. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has now shed some light on a possible update to the Mac mini.
In an email sent to Tim Cook questioning about new updates on the Mac mini, he replies saying that it is still an important Apple product. First reported by MacRumors, Cook’s response to the email reads, “I’m glad you love Mac mini. We love it too. Our customers have found so many creative and interesting uses for Mac mini. While it is 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 response is somewhat similar to what Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing chief had said during a roundtable discussion earlier this April. In response to a question asked about the Mac mini, Schiller replied saying, “The Mac mini is an important product in our lineup and we weren’t bringing it up because it’s more of a mix of consumer with some pro use.” ALSO READ: Apple sued by Japanese firm over ‘Animoji’ feature in iPhone X
Although responses from Apple do assure that it isn’t the end for the Mac mini, the company is being rather discreet with details. Over the past three years, Apple has updated its Mac models, and Macbooks as well. However, the Mac mini remained untouched. A small rumor suggests a new variant of the Mac mini in the making, which will be bigger in size to house the upgraded features. The Mac mini is a small and affordable version of Apple’s Mac but without any additional equipment. You need to connect a display, keyboard and mouse to use the Mac mini as a fully functional Apple computer. ALSO READ: Apple to ship 2-3 million units of iPhone X for November 3 launch: Ming-Chi Kuo