In late 2012, Apple officially upgraded the Mac mini, but then let the little device squander in the shadow of other Apple-branded devices. The wait for a new Mac mini could be coming to a close, though, if a new product support page is any indicator.
As initially caught and published by 9to5Mac, a mid-2014 Mac mini has appeared as a supported product for Boot Camp, a program that will allow a user to run Windows alongside Apple’s standard OS X. The product support page suggests that the mid-2014 Mac mini will support Version 5 of Bootcamp, both for Windows 8 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.
However, what should be noted here is that while the mid-2014 Mac mini has been added to the list, Apple’s brand new, and official, refresh for the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is not added to the list at all. The most recent devices on that particular list are the late 2013 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina models.
What that could mean, is that this is a mistake on Apple’s part, and that those devices were meant to get added, but instead a Mac mini was introduced to the list instead. However, as of the time of this writing, and several refreshed Boot Camp support page sessions, the newest MacBook Pro with Retina models are still not present, and the mid-2014 Mac mini is still listed. It does seem odd that a Mac mini would be the device to get a mix-up of this sort, considering the device’s low status on the Apple product totem pole, but stranger things have happened.
Either that, or a new Mac mini is right around the corner. Would you consider picking one up?