Sources have indicated Apple's "one more thing", code named 'Brick' rumored to be announced around October 14th along with a MacBook refresh, will actually be a re-design of the Mac Mini super-sized to reveal a Mac Mini Pro of sorts. A wild idea that sounds like a stretch of the imagination from sources that we were unable to confirm as completely reliable.
The mock-up design we found to use as a stand-in definitely adds design sex appeal to a Mac that already closely resembles a brick. Which does lend some credibility to claims. At this point anything is possible with Apple. The current fully loaded Mac Mini comes with a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of memory and a 120GB hard drive for $799. Can a redesign with more bells and whistles still keep the Mac Mini affordable?
It's widely speculated that Apple will unveil a significant refresh to their MacBook Pro line around October 14th. Apple is long over due for a true refresh on its design of the MacBook Pro which was unveiled at MacWorld in 2003. Apple's 'Brick' mystery product is also rumored to be the fabled Tablet Mac by 9 to 5 Mac, a fantasy product that's proven as real as Bigfoot for the past few years now. It's been roughly 14 months since the last minor refresh to the Mac Mini. Stop! Mini time!