RUMOR: Apple’s ‘Brick’ really a ‘Mac Pro mini’

“Sources have indicated Apple’s ‘one more thing,’ code named ‘Brick’ rumored to be announced around October 14th along with a MacBook refresh, will actually be a re-design of the Mac Mini super-sized to reveal a Mac Mini Pro of sorts,” iPhone Savior reports.

“Apple’s ‘Brick’ mystery product is also rumored to be the fabled Tablet Mac by 9 to 5 Mac, a fantasy product that’s proven as real as Bigfoot for the past few years now. It’s been roughly 14 months since the last minor refresh to the Mac Mini,” iPhone Savior reports.

iPhone Savior says that this “Mac Mini Pro” rumor comes “from sources that we were unable to confirm as completely reliable.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

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105 Comments

  1. That would make me happy. A Mac Mini Pro would work for me. I have a perfectly good 30″ monitor on a dual 1.8 G5. I’ve been sitting on the fence for about a year now. I just don’t see an iMac in my future. Although, the Mac Pro’s in the refurbished section seem reasonable sometimes.

  2. Could someone explain something?

    People don’t want a Mac Pro. It’s not a big seller, and the form has not changed in 8 years so they are appealing to a very limited market.

    A mini is more of a “switcher box”, something to try out the mac environment but you end up having all of these external devices hooked up to it, such as external drives and external media burners…

    Why hasn’t Apple released a Mac Pro without the extreme workstation features? What is up their butt? People DO upgrade hard drives, and some people DO upgrade video cards. People DO have their own large monitors. Businesses DO have their own monitors and keyboards.

  3. I agree. There needs to be a “tower” of some sort that doesn’t require a mortgage or lottery-winnings. A smallish tower could have an upgradeable video card, ram, maybe one extra bay for your stuff-du-jour. It wouldn’t have to be the Mac Pro barn that lets you cram a small couch into it.

    Apple, I really want one.

  4. The reason for the Mac Pro is simple. Professional audio and video houses need that kind of power. It is not a consumer machine, which is why most don’t see demand for it. But it is a big seller to the people that need that kind of power. Could Apple do themselves a favor by offering a lower power tower directed at consumers? Probably, but the Mac Pro is absolutely a necessity to Apples lineup.

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