The world of Apple geeks are now start to buzz again because it’s the second half of the year and traditionally, Apple announces new products around this time. Anticipation is getting feverish about a new iPhone that may be announced this September. But one other product category may also be announcing interesting news on its own and that’s the Mac Mini and the Mac Pros.
There’s a rumor circulating right now that the next generation Mac Mini and Mac Pros are going to be sporting new processors under their hood, specifically, it will be carrying the new Sandy-Bridge generation of Intel processors. What’s more, these new machines will also now sport the new Thunderbolt i/o ports that the current generation Macbook Pros already have. Also, and I think this is already a given, the new units will be coming out with the new OS X Lion, Apple’s latest operating system iteration. These new units will reportedly ship either at the end of July or by the first week of August.
One of the sources of the rumor is Brian Tong from CNET. Tong has achieved a level of notoriety amongst the Apple faithful because he has been 100 percent accurate in the Apple-related rumors that he leak to the public. Now you know why the internet is all abuzz about the news because the source has been unimpeachable thus far.
According to what has been pieced together the Mac Mini update will be relatively minor with the processors being Core i3 or i5 chips that are notebook-optimized. Storage and RAM can be added on in the future by the users. The Mac Pros are more exciting though as it is going to be the first major redesign for this product line. It’s been eight years since this pro-level desktop was redesigned.