So by now I’m sure many if not most of you have read AppleInsider’s pontifications on the possibility that Apple may be about to shelve the mini, color me unconvinced. Obviously anything can (and usually does) happen with regard to Apple product cycles but I believe there’s a little life left in our favorite miniaturized desktop, but of course I/we can’t discount the possibility that Cupertino may not share our enthusiasm for the mini, AppleInsider cites lower margins from the units compared to iMacs and MacBooks.
If and I do stress if Apple decides the put the mini out to pasture; that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I firmly believe the mini fills rung on Apple’s product ladder that isn’t likely to disappear even if the mini proper does. Perhaps the mini could be combined with the A/V centric AppleTV transforming it into a TV Plus or maybe even a completely different, slightly more powerful SKU altogether. Who knows, but I would be surprised if Apple abandoned the $599 to $799 market altogether, we’ll see.