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Signs of More New Macs
August 4, 2014 - Dave Hecei
Photo Courtesy www.cultofmac.com - artists concepts
So far this year Apple has released only a few new Macs. This includes newer MacBook Air models back in April, a low-end iMac in June, and recently new MacBook Pros with Retina displays. The iMacs are rife for updating, but the Mac mini hasn’t changed since its release near the end of October, of 2012.
No one except Apple knows when new Macs are about to be released. For some reason, these dates are a closely guarded secret. There are some signs that some are choosing to believe foretell new Mac releases. The first was spotted recently on an Apple support page. It listed a Mid-2014 Mac mini, which as we all know, doesn’t exist. It was quickly removed from the web site.
A short time later, another support page listed both a 21.5- and 27-inch Mid-2014 iMac. This too was soon removed from the web site. Whether these were legitimate mistakes or a big oops from some summer intern is hard to say. The fact that both of these Macs are in need of a refresh is only fuel for the fire.
Another interesting tidbit that Apple recently started is deals with AppleCare, Apple’s extended warranty and service plan. This deal can save you up to, according to Apple, $750. This special deal runs until August 12 th, 2014. Could this just be Apple cutting back prices, which they have done on several of the new Mac models, or is it a plan to help sell Macs to clear off store shelves?
I myself am confident that there will be new iMacs by the end of August, if not sooner. I only dream that there will also be new Mac minis. Since the current mini uses the Ivy Bridge Intel processor, Apple would have to do a whole new motherboard and system chips to get the new Haswell chips inside. This shouldn’t be a massive undertaking since the mini is basically a 13-inch MacBook Pro without the display. One would hope that Apple would just take the MacBook Air motherboard and shape it to the mini and be done with it.
So keep your eye out for more new Macs, just take it with a grain of salt.
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