AppleInsider is reporting massive shortages of the Mac Mini, fueling rumors that an imminent refresh of the Mini is coming soon, perhaps on June 6th. They also received a tip that the new models would feature an HDMI port in addition to a mini DisplayPort (rather than the previous generations DVI connection), making them easier than ever to connect to HDTVs. As for other internal specs, an updated Mini would most likely include the GeForce 320M GPU currently featured in Apple’s MacBook line and stick to the Core 2 Duo, keeping costs down for Apple’s budget-minded device.

The Mini was last updated in October 2009.


Chris Gullo