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Given the rising issue of the three-year-old overheating MacBook Pros, one wonders how the 5mm-thin iMacs introduced in late 2012 will fare in the coming years. Not to mention that a 4K screen will add considerably to the graphics card requirements.   Not sure I want to take a chance on that until I see how the affected MacBook Pro users are treated.
I simply refuse to believe that Apple will wait for June to update the Mini.   One would think that they would at least bring Thunderbolt 2 and 802.11ac to the Mini in a hurry, if not HDMI 2.0.   But Apple just got done shipping an outdated Mac Pro for years without a redesign, so anything's possible I guess.
 I'm assuming that they wanted the much more profitable desktop line (Mac Pro) out the door and reviewed on the web before updating the Mini. Yes, I know they don't directly compete. But it's good business sense not to bring the lower profit line out first.
 Missed this question. Apple said on November 11, 2013 that some of the missing features will be restored within six months.Which gives them until May 11, 2014. But I think March is a good candidate for an iWork Service Pack. (You act recklessly like Microsoft in the 90's, you deserve the mocking...)
 Admittingly, I'm just speculating. But the internal power supply is one of the complaints of using the Mini as a server, and now that the Pro is a bit more upmarket and the Xserve is dead, they might go for it.  No, not till the end of the year. Which is why I though they'd just bump up the ports and adjust HD capacities for now.  Which for Apple means Feb 28. But I already had February predictions.  Yeah, I was just thinking that dropping one of the GPU cards might get...
 That would likely cause significant thermal issues, no?
My guesses:   End of January - Redesigned Mac Mini The Mini is overdue for an upgrade. Apple will remove the power supply to shrink the size, and add TB2 and HDMI 2.0. Apple will continue to restrict it to non-upgradable, integrated graphics to protect the similarly-non-upgradable 21" iMac.   February - MacBook Pro and iMac upgrade Relatively small spec bump, allowing for TB2 on the iMac, and HDMI 2.0. iMac gets a high-end 4K-display option.   March - iWork...
Remember the good ole days when we'd be up to our necks in predictions by today, because the Macworld Expo keynote would be early next week? Good times.    Anyone care to venture a guess on how this year's announcements will pan out?
What I don't understand is why it would be delivered in the fall.   If the EDU market is a primary target, the product would have to be delivered by June, at least, or miss an entire school year.
 Nuts is putting it lightly. I'm no Catholic, but when you are fighting to force abortion and contraception on nuns, you're on the wrong side of history.
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