August 17, 2022

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Report: Apple will finally give us Retina MacBook Air, new Mac Mini

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Report: Apple's next-gen MacBook Pros will have SD card readers, MagSafe, no TouchBar and more: Digital Photography Review

I can’t believe it’s actually happening. Seriously, I can’t and won’t believe until Apple says it on stage — Bloomberg reports that Apple is finally updating its Mac mini desktop, and updating its lowest cost MacBook with a high-resolution Retina Display screen.

 

Technically, Bloomberg says it’s a new low-cost MacBook, not necessarily a MacBook Air, which lines up with rumors we’ve heard before. But the publication also says it’ll look like a MacBook Air and will have a similar size screen around 13 inches. If it quacks like a duck…

 

Some context:

 

    • The Mac Mini hasn’t been updated since October 2014. Your phone might legitimately be more powerful than a Mac Mini today. CNET’s Ian Sherr gave up waiting, and built his own Hackintosh in protest.

 

 

 

We’ve heard rumors that these updates might finally come to pass, but they’ve been wrong before, so we’re still taking this report with a grain of salt.

 

Report: Apple's next-gen MacBook Pros will have SD card readers, MagSafe, no TouchBar and more: Digital Photography Review

 

But Apple CEO Tim Cook did recently hint that the Mac Mini was still on his mind…  and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s got a solid track record for Apple predictions, did suggest that we’d see a new MacBook and the return of the Mac mini this year.

 

Bloomberg says the Mac mini will be focused on pro users, which makes us wonder if it’ll lean heavily on external graphics boxes. Apple’s been building support for those, and TechCrunch got a sense from a recent Apple tour that modular processing power might be key to Apple’s pro strategy going forward.

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