Where is the new Mac mini?

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.

2 thoughts on “Where is the new Mac mini?

  1. If this is a “complete” current list of everything 2012+, then it also indicates there is no non retina MBP coming, which indeed has been speculated. I suppose it is possible that Apple wont bother updating the mini this time around as it is debatably the system that will benefit least from haswell updates, though for non GPU versions, the IGP is certainly a solid update. Hopefully a board-id and corresponding mac mini refresh will appear before the end of the year. I think it was the last thing updated last year so there is still hope.

    • Sure. Apple can opt to skip a MacBook Pro refresh, or drop it entirely. Who knows.

      And yes. The base Macmini has little to gain. I agree. A new form factor however might help attract new customer. Something like a mini mac pro would be fantastic, but I don’t expect it to happen. Unfortunately not.

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