It has been reported by 9to5Mac that Apple may be releasing a newer version of the Mac Mini just at next weeks newest rumored media event, along with a 13″ Retina MacBook Pro and also the iPad Mini possibly.
These new Mac minis are said to begin shipping immediately after announcement. Apple last redesigned the Mac mini with a unibody aluminum enclosure in 2010, and last updated the computer with faster processors last summer. These current Mac minis are on last-generation chipsets and lack USB 3.0, so we should be seeing those components updated in these new models.
According to this news, the newest Mac Mini’s will be coming in configurations that are similar to the current Mac Mini models available now., two standard versions and a third setup that runs Mountain Lion Server.
The newest Mac Mini is due for an update soon though; the last refresh had happened in July of 2011, which is around 450 days ago from today.
Via Mac Rumors