It looks as if the rumored Apple media event taking place next week will involve more than just the iPad Mini. In fact, the whole event appears to be focused upon smaller — or “mini” — products. According to Mark Gurman for 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to introduce new Mac Minis alongside a 7.85-inch iPad Mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and potentially new iMacs on October 23rd.
Alongside the smaller iPad, Apple plans to announce a new version of its Mac mini. Sources say that these Mac minis will come in two standard configurations, with different storage and processor options, and a third model that runs OS X Server.
The next-generation Mac Minis are expected to feature improved chipsets and likely USB 3.0, with shipping beginning immediately after the mini desktop computers are announced. The Mac Mini was last updated in 2011, when it received an aluminum unibody enclosure. The tabletop device currently starts at $599 and features 2.3 GHz or 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel i5 processors, Turbo 2.0 and a baseline 2 GB of RAM.