We’ve been hearing tell of an HDMI-equipped Mac Mini for awhile now, with past reports indicating that prototype Mac Minis spotted by Apple employees had their DVI port replaced with HDMI, thanks to the inclusion of NVIDIA’s MPC89 CPU.
Now Apple Insider is reporting that they’ve heard from four different source who claim that Apple is having Mac Mini supply shortages… usually a “tell” for when a new model is approaching.
One of Apple Insider’s sources is a buyer at a school, who was initially told his bulk Mac Mini order would be processing within three business days, but has since been pushed back to June 14th. “Every time this has happened in years past, it means that the item we ordered would be revised,” according to the source.
The addition of an HDMI port would finally make the Mac Mini an easy recommendation as a home theater PC. I’ve personally been waiting for one for ages: the only Windows PC in my house is hooked up to my plasma HDTV, and I’ve long wanted to excise it from my Mac-mostly network like the blight it is. An HDMI Mac Mini will finally allow me to do just that.