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.
“While it is not time to share any details, we do plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line going forward,” Cook said in a statement.
The mini is clearly long overdue for an update, but because it’s unclear which direction Apple might take the device with future iterations, it seemed like a safe bet that its time on the market was drawing to a close.
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.