Published: Fri, October 20, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Mac mini still important to Apple, says Tim Cook

Mac mini still important to Apple, says Tim Cook

But in response to an email from a customer, Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, said that while it was not time to share any details, "we do plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line going forward", the MacRumors report said.

However, there may be some light at the end tunnel for fans of the self-contained square slab, via an email allegedly send to a user by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The Apple Mac mini is a great option for fans of the Mac OS as it offers the system on an affordable machine where you need to kit it out with extras like a monitor, keyboard and mouse. "Are we going to see anything in the pipeline anytime soon?" asked the Apple fan.

The entry-level Mac mini still runs on fourth-generation Haswell processors, when Intel is now on eighth-generation chips. It has been three years since the Mac Mini was updated, leaving it using significatively older hardware than similarly-priced Windows products.

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In it, he confirmed the Mac mini could be on the cards, although he didn't give a specific time-frame or any further tantalising details.

Tim Cook himself has said that a new Mac mini should be coming in the future. We love it too.

Apple has done very well with its Mac computers in recent years, even if it tends to focus more on the MacBook line often to the detriment of its desktop products. Remember, the iMac Pro is set to launch in December and then Apple is planning a major Mac Pro refresh next year. There haven't been any rumors about a new Mac mini recently so it may be a while before a new one is launched.

Speaking at the time, Schiller said: 'The Mac mini is an important product in our lineup.

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