Maybe I'm being overly optimistic here but I think that is possible under a Tim Cook reign. I see Cook as being just a tad bit open minded to new ideas and not someone who would have a seizure because the iMac is the wrong color blue.
Edit: I'm not embarrassed to own my mini. I love it. Could it use a bit more juice? Sure. Absolutely, no question. Possibly even the 3720QM for example as a starter model? I don't know. It all lies on Intel.