In breaking Apple news, the three Mac Minis which the firm announced six years ago in 2011 will no longer be supported by the company – which effectively consigns them to the long list of Apple vintage models.
The fairly outdated Mac devices have been added to the list that the company uses to keep track of the machines it no longer provides support for, and are thus regarded as obsolete.
For those that still use a Mac Mini dating back to 2011, this latest development means that from 2019 you will no longer qualify for Apple services or repairs for these nifty palm-sized devices. So, if there’s a problem you will either have to very quickly learn about the inner workings of your Mac Mini, or you will have to visit a third-party repair shop.
It seems that the whole Mac Mini range is nearing its end, taking into account that there has not been an update in three years – a significant stretch of time in the world of computing.
Of course, we know that Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, not too long ago stated that the Mac Mini would remain an ‘important part of our product line going forward’, but the company has given very few concrete indications that it plans to update the Mac Mini range.
On the other hand, Apple is notoriously tight-lipped about new products until the last possible moment, so there is still a remote possibility of an upgraded Mac Mini model being announced next year, with features so powerful that readers might choose it over an iMac or Macbook.
With a flood of new AMD and Intel processors and the effort Nvidia has put into making laptop GPU’s more competitive with their desktop counterparts, there is certainly no shortage of hardware if Apple really wanted to bring out a striking new Mac Mini model.