When Apple released the Mac Mini last year, I immediately wanted one (and bought one too). Over the past couple of weeks, rumors arose that a new, Intel based mac mini was to be released at yesterday's Apple Special Event. And it was.
Few people may have noticed though, that there are clear signs that the end of the world is upon us. Steve 'I-wear-sneakers-because-I-am-vegan' Jobs presented a leather pouch for the iPod, and the mac mini has a green led! Or has it?
Knowing my own mac mini, and looking for differences, I first could not find a led on the product photos that were posted to Apple.com. That was because the LED was a bright green color, against a light grey background. I immediately moaned and groaned to my good friend Ianus, and wanted to show the horror to my colleagues this morning, only to find that the graphics on Apple.com are no longer showing a green LED!
Here is a comparisson of yesterday's graphics (from my cache) and today's rendition. Apart from the green led in the top graphic, notice how the iMac graphics in the second image have become more widescreen, and the (great, but non-disney) Wallace and Grommit movie has fallen out of grace. Apparently, people didn't like the look of the slot loading drive either, and we'ld rather have a fake reflection these days.
For the non-believers, the dutch Apple site still had the original graphics when I posted this...