Monday marked the third anniversary of the last update seen for Apple’s Mac mini, which came Oct. 16, 2014. But the smallest Mac hasn’t been completely forgotten. Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the mystery surrounding the Mac mini via email with a customer this week, saying the mini is “an important part of our product line going forward.”
This tease might have led some to believe that a Mac mini refresh was near. However, that expectation might need to be tempered after comments made today by Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi.
Federighi confirmed that there would be no Apple event in October, saying “I think we’re all Keynoted out for the season! :-)” in response to an email from a MacRumors.com reader. Last year, Apple featured a Mac-centric event in October.
Considering this statement and how few days are left in 2017, Mac mini fans probably shouldn’t expect a refresh to come this year. However, they shouldn’t completely shut the door on the possibility either. Apple will release the HomePod and anticipated iMac Pro in December, and it’s possible that a Mac mini could be released alongside them. It’s just not likely…
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