I can't believe it's actually happening. Seriously, I can't and won't believe until Apple says it on stage -- Bloomberg reports that Apple is finally updating its Mac mini desktop, and updating its lowest cost MacBook with a high-resolution Retina Display screen.
Technically, Bloomberg says it's a new low-cost MacBook, not necessarily a MacBook Air, which lines up with. But the publication also says it'll look like a MacBook Air and will have a similar size screen around 13 inches. If it quacks like a duck...
- The Mac Mini hasn't been updated since October 2014. Your phone might legitimately be more powerful than a Mac Mini today. CNET's Ian Sherr gave up waiting, and in protest.
- We've been wondering why the heck Apple wouldn't give the $1,000 MacBook Air a competitive, high-resolution screen -- five years ago. And though other components have been updated since, the laptop's .
We've heard rumors that these updates might finally come to pass, but, so we're still taking this report with a grain of salt.
Butthat the Mac Mini was still on his mind... and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who's got a solid track record for Apple predictions, that we'd see a new MacBook and the return of the Mac mini this year.
Bloomberg says the Mac mini will be focused on pro users, which makes us wonder if it'll lean heavily on external graphics boxes. TechCrunch got a sense from a recent Apple tour that modular processing power might be key to Apple's pro strategy going forward., and
Apple declined to comment.