Time to throw away your old Mac Minis, friends, because new ones are coming next week. TUAW has on good authority (read “some guy told them”) that the new minis will have SATA optical drives that can be replaced with hard drives and that they will look more like the MacBooks with sexier styling.
I’d give this a 90% probability of happening. The fact that the Mini hasn’t been update nor has it been phased out makes me optimistic that my first and favorite Mac desktop could be getting an update.
The SATA drive rumor makes it clear that someone is also thinking of these as server cells similar to the current colocation services available for Minis.