Mac Pros and minis ‘due in August’

Ben Camm-Jones
21 June, 2011
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Apple is looking to update its Mac Pro and Mac mini product lines in early August, according to the latest hints and murmurs.

Brian Tong of CNET posted on his Twitter account on Sunday: “My sources tell me ALL NEW Next-Gen Mac Pros and Mac minis will launch either end of July first week of August.”

Tong later clarified that early August was more likely. He also said that Thunderbolt ports and Sandy Bridge processors would most likely be present in the new Mac Pros and Mac minis and added: “NO details for specs or configurations given. DO NOT BUY! WAIT for the new Macs!”

As AppleInsider notes, he has form where predictions about Mac product line updates are concerned, correctly anticipating the launch of the new iMacs with Thunderbolt ports and Sandy Bridge processors back in May.

Both the Mac Pro and the Mac mini haven’t been refreshed for around a year, with the last batch of Mac minis launched in June 2010 with the latest Mac Pro configuration the following month.

It is also anticipated that the MacBook Air line will be refreshed in July, according to separate reports. Apple is keen to delay the launch of any new hardware until after Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has been released.


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  1. Brian F Harris says:

    I gave my son a Mini Mac to keep him in the Apple camp. Nest thing I ever did. He still runs some PC stuff on it and does wonderful things in Garage band etc. He has the 2nd generation while poor dad has the first. But I do have other Macs including 27″ iMac etc.

  2. Richard Stankey says:

    When will apple release blue Ray drives into their product range. They are really falling behind the competition on this point. I will personally not buy any new macs until they come with blue Ray! My old mac book pro is held together with sticky tape and I would love to buy a new one. But I will wait for blue Ray! How else can I view my legally purchased media content?

  3. Dave says:

    I’m frustrated with the lack of blu rau drive and support aswell. I have a macbookproi7 so don’t need a new one but even buying an external blu ray player/burner to plug in would be useless because apple doesn’t have the software to PLAY it. Only blu rays burnt using toast etc and I’d like to watch my bought movies and stuff on it. I’m told the only way is to watch on my windows bootcamp partition but that’s annoying and I hardly ever switch to windows as I don’t like it.

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