The Mac mini is the “Nelson Muntz” of the Apple product line - Macenstein

The Mac mini is the “Nelson Muntz” of the Apple product line

Anyone looking for further evidence of Apple’s rampant neglect of the Mac mini (aside from, you know, the obvious signs like the whole “431 days since an update” thing) need look no further than the Mac mini’s product page.

Oh sure, the web guys tried to freshen it up with a new keyboard and headphones, but check out that 5th gen iPod! If the mini were a Simpsons character it would be living in a shack with an chain-smoking alcoholic mother and wearing a tattered blue vest.

Thanks to our friends at Mac Soda for the tip!

10 Responses to “The Mac mini is the “Nelson Muntz” of the Apple product line”
  1. Joe says:

    Is Nelson, Madman Muntz’s son or grandson, always wondered about that?

  2. hugedeal says:

    The iPod does a nice job of showcasing the diminutive size of the Mac Mini.

  3. Alex says:

    The image URL tells a different story. The image was created on August 7, 2007 (the aluminum iMac introduction). I doubt Apple would have let the classic slip on their website before announcing it.

  4. Matt says:

    Apple, please give the Mini some love

  5. Alex says:

    The white iPod goes better with the Mac Mini/Keyboard/Mouse/Headphones/Universal-Dock/Every-cable-apple-has-ever-made….

    I guess the Keyboard is the ONLY product that combines aluminum and white

    and either Apple forgot about the mini (as they did about it’s page), OR they are planning something crazy, like.. “you see this iPod shuffle? Yeah well, it’s the new Mac Mini”.

  6. Paul Walker says:

    @Alex: The mac mini combines aluminium and white, does it not?

  7. Sirpopealot says:

    A 250gb drive and an HDMI 1.3 out would be perfect. I would snag an Apple Mini to add in my Home Theater rack. Surfing the web and running iLife Apps on a 106″ screen fed by a 1080p projector would rock!

    Come on Apple, try and catch up!

  8. Jonathan says:

    It makes sense. The Mini is designed as the starter computer for PC users or as a secondary computer for Mac users who do most of their work on another Mac. Most serious Mac users I know, use either an iMac or something from the Macbook line.


  9. Alex says:

    @Paul Walker: yeeeah sorry, I meant to say that as well.

    although I see the Mini more as a white mac than an aluminium one..

    Of course, for example, the mighty mouse also has the little gray scroll-ball, but it goes much nicer with a Mini than with an iMac..

    this whole transition from white to black is a little “slow”, don’t you think?

  10. r_mac says:

    A better mac mini, (more storage, hdmi, more ports) and there would be no need for AppleTV. Then let time machine (running on other macs) use the mc mini hard drive(s) and there goes time capsule.
    Any questions?

    PS whileSJ is at it please lose the power brick.

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