• More than 1,000 days have passed since Apple updated its Mac mini hardware.
  • The customer, who goes by the name Krar, e-mailed Cook to note that the Mac mini hasn’t seen an update in three years.
  • He’s not saying much, but even confirmation that this product has a future is in some ways surprising.
  • The Mac mini was notably the first computer from the company to feature an HDMI port, suggesting that Apple may have at one time seen it as a home theater PC—but the Apple TV 4K currently occupies that role in the product lineup, and the latter product better fits most users’ home theater viewing habits.

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