This morning we showed you an image of what might just be the Mac mini refresh after it was leaked around the interwebs last night. Skeptics across the web immediately dismissed it as a laughable Photoshop job and went to great lengths to prove their point. We were skeptical as well of course, but we still couldn’t dismiss it entirely. Sure it was a little blurry and the Firewire port and five USB ports might have been hard to swallow, but it’s now looking like the image could indeed be authentic. A new video originating on 9 to 5 Mac shows the unit in all of its glory and well… It looks very real. This is not to say it isn’t simply a hell of a home job, but if it is it could be one of the best we’ve ever seen. So hit the jump, feast your eyes and let us know if you think this is the real McCoy.
Late last night a photo that is purported to be of the butt-end of the upcoming new Mac mini surfaced on the internet causing quite a fuss within the Apple community. Starting with the most glaring specs we see there are five USB ports, one FireWire 800 port, Mini DisplayPort, Mini DVI and last but not least an RJ-45 ethernet connector. As for the guts of the Mac mini, it’s said to feature a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3MB L2 cache, 2GB DDR3 RAM at 1066MHz and SATA hard-drive. In other words, if these rumors turn out to be true then we don’t see anything that would really cause a jump in sales over its predecessor. Then again this thing is just as capable as a low-end unibody MacBook and is likely to be half the price, which may help Apple access more frugal users as it continues its push to gobble up Windows users.