Apple says in a soft, soothing voice: Don't worry, Mac Mini lovers, all is well

A concerned blog-reader emailed Apple’s hardware engineering chief Bob Mansfield about the Mac Mini, worried that the diminutive computer would be phased out by a cold, heartless Apple. The reply came loud and clear through Apple’s executive care saying there is no plans in the near term for an update but that the Mac Mini is not dead but just resting and updates should come soon.

The Mini, it seems, is popular with hospitality, security, and entertainment industries as a small, cheap Mac that doesn’t take up much desk space. Expectations include multiple hard drives and improved, low-power processors. AppleInsider expects updates to the Mac Pro and Mini to come next January at the Macworld Expo and no sooner as Apple has no expectations for hardware updates this year.