Source: New Year to bring new Mac Mini

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An anonymous tipster told Wired’s Brian X. Chen that the Mac Mini will get its stunningly late refresh at January’s Macworld Expo. Though rumors of its demise persist, the fact remains that it’s a top seller at Amazon and isn’t likely to die any time soon.

He has no details, but many hopes:

Similar to the MacBooks, the Mac Mini will sport a silver enclosure composed of a block of aluminum. Some internal parts will be PVC-free, and combined with its size and low power requirements, Apple will tout this as the “greenest Mac ever.” For video output, the Mac Mini will use the DRM-crippled DisplayPort for connectivity, which Apple is offering to manufacturers for a no-fee license. It’ll have a CD-DVD slot loader (i.e. Super Drive). There will be no Blu-ray player, because Steve Jobs believes the format is a “bag of hurt.”

Rumor: New Mac Mini Coming to Macworld 2009 [Wired]

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5 Responses to Source: New Year to bring new Mac Mini

  1. TJ S says:

    DisplayPort? Really?
    Steve, please suck it up and throw HDMI on there, so people can actually hook this thing up to their TV’s as an HTPC.

  2. claud9999 says:

    wife’s PPC mini just died yesterday, holding out for the new ones.

    Bag of hurt -> translation -> I don’t like YOUR DRM, mine’s great though…buy more on iTunes, nOW!

  3. Oxling says:

    Funny that they claim it to be “green,” ignoring the fact that it’s milled out of a solid hunk of aluminum.

  4. sworm says:

    @1: Shhh. People might conclude that buying a toyota prius is bad for the environment.

  5. dculberson says:

    Aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials available.

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