Apple Insider reports an unconfirmed rumor of next gen Mac Mini with HDMI out port. Anonymous sources of AI claimed Apple currently has prototype Mac minis with HDMI built in, replacing the current model’s mini-DVI port. The new Mac mini is said to otherwise look identical to current models. Supposedly Apple is also preparing a separate mini-Display Port to HDMI adapter, which should be in a position to both the audio and video signal transfer (currently the mini-Display Port limited to video). Last time Mac mini was updated in October’09 and since has become available in a configuration with a second hard drive instead of optical drive for server purposes and that was the only major upgrade.
Apple was also allegedly spotted Mac mini Nivdia prototypes with the MCP89 chipset, worth to mention that , Intel’s ongoing licensing dispute with Nvidia will PC makers from using the MCP89 alongside Nehalem-based Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. If those reports were true, Apple may continue to rely on existing Core 2 Duo (pre-Nehalem) processors as part of its upcoming Mac mini revision.