Apple might actually release a Mac Mini designed for Pro users this fall

The greatest Mac might finally receive an update.


I belive that the Mac Mini is one of the best computers Apple Inc. has ever made. Fans of the product loved the $500 pricepoint, the ease of use, and the form factor. I used to plug my Mac Mini into my television to achieve a makeshift Apple TV functionality. Other developers and designers worked on their Mac Minis and kept them alive and kicking with DIY upgrades. Professional users have been fleeing the Mac ecosystem for a number of reasons and Apple hopes to stop some of the bleeding with the long-awaited refresh of the Mac Mini line as well as a potential introduction of a lower-priced Macbook.

Most Macs do not feature compelling graphics card configurations and key production applications like Adobe's CS just chug on Macs when compared to a Windows computer powered by NVIDIA GPUs. Even Apple's latest attempts at appealing to pro users like the iMac Pro are very expensive when compared to a PC equivalent build. Mac Mini Pro could definitely fill the gap that exists for creative individuals who prefer Macs, but need performance. Apple is also rumored to be working on a new Mac Pro to replace the trash can design they released several years ago. We can only hope that Bloomberg's report is accurate and that there will be some new Macs and Macbooks for us to check out this fall. No word on if Apple has come to realize that their current laptop keyboard design needs to be improved, but a Shacker can dream. A Shacker can dream.


Asif Khan is the CEO, EIC, and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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