I had another look at the available data, stuff that we gathered over time from Mavericks (now GM Seed) and I couldn’t stop wondering about something. I mean. Where is the Mac mini (late 2013) in this list?
Mac-00BE6ED71E35EB86 – iMac13,1
Mac-031AEE4D24BFF0B1 – Macmini6,1
Mac-031B6874CF7F642A – iMac14,1 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-189A3D4F975D5FFC – MacBookPro11,1 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-27ADBB7B4CEE8E61 – iMac14,2 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-2E6FAB96566FE58C – MacBookAir5,2
Mac-35C1E88140C3E6CF – MacBookAir6,1 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-3CBD00234E554E41 – MacBookPro11,2 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663 – MacBookPro11,3 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-4B7AC7E43945597E – MacBookPro9,1
Mac-66F35F19FE2A0D05 – MacBookAir5,1
Mac-6F01561E16C75D06 – MacBookPro9,2
Mac-77EB7D7DAF985301 – iMac14,3 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-7DF21CB3ED6977E5 – MacBookAir6,2 (Haswell/FrequencyVectors)
Mac-7DF2A3B5E5D671ED – Mac??? (2012 model)
Mac-AFD8A9D944EA4843 – MacBookPro10,2
Mac-C3EC7CD22292981F – MacBookPro10,1
Mac-F60DEB81FF30ACF6 – MacPro6,1
Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED – Macmini6,2
Mac-FC02E91DDD3FA6A4 – iMac13,2
Right. I don’t think that it is there. I mean the AAPLJ44,1 (MacBookPro11,1) and AAPLJ45,1 are most likely for two new MacBook Pro models – sure, I don’t know jack of course – but that also means that there is no board-id left for a new Macmini7,n with Haswell processor. Really?
Listen. This doesn’t have to mean anything. Apple can add files whenever they need them to be there, but it is a little strange since even the new Mac Pro (to be released late 2013) is there already. So what is going on?
Wait. Is Apple going to disappoint Mac mini fans, or is Apple perhaps working on a new form factor for the Mac mini? if that is the case, then let it be black. Something completely new. About time. Don’t you agree?
Apple didn’t even mention the Mac mini during the October event. It was also missing in all images that Apple used during the presentation, and it did not release a new Mac mini. We might see another silent update – like the previous update of the MacBook Pro in early 2013 – some time in the near future, or a new release at a later event, but this is it for now.