Apple as of late updates its list of vintage and old items to incorporate the Mac Mini launched in 2011. That implies the gadget is not supported by Apple, in this manner it won’t fit the bill for service or repairs. It now falls between Apple’s five-to-seven year “vintage” window, and will turn into an official “out of date” item in 2019.
The Mac Mini line itself hasn’t seen an equipment revive since 2014, yet new units are evidently not too far off. Macintosh initially presented its smaller than usual Mac PC in 2005, which filled in as the organization’s first Mac-marked item to deliver without a built-in display, a perfect mouse, or a console. The thought was to address clients who were hoping to move far from Windows-based PCs, and as of now possessed those three external gadgets.
In any case, the last revive to the Mac Mini was three years prior, prompting theory that Apple might be stopping the line. To look at things in context, Intel just started revealing its eighth-generation line, with extra chips hitting the market in mid 2018. The 2011 Mac Minis now confirmed as “vintage” depend on even more established processors: Intel’s second-generation Core i5-2415M, Core i5-2520M, and Core i7-2635QM chips.
There’s almost certainly that the Mac Mini line is in critical need of a revive. Apple’s turn to “retire” the 2011 model is likewise justifiable given that organizations can’t keep on supporting obsolete equipment for eternity.
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