The first post in forever is going to a simple and short one. I wanted to get on the record as to my predictions for what's happening next for the MacMini and MacPro models.
MacMini and MacPro refresh are the same thing
Will start at $1999
8x Thunderbolt 3 ports
1x 2.5/5.0/10Gb Ethernet
Two (or three) units will fit very perfectly on a 19-inch rack mount shelf, but Apple will not acknowledge this was on purpose to anybody.
CPU will range from a 4-core, eight threads to 28-core, 56 thread unit, something like this chip.
Modest memory will start at 16GB but scale to 128GB,
Disk again will start at a modest 256GB but scale to 4TB
A single full-size PCIe slot will exist for graphics cards which will be filled with a cheap/slow graphics card that supports up to 5k displays with upgrade options supporting more 5k displays.
In the Wild-ass guesses category which I think would be fun, interesting, or really annoy people.
No analog audio in or out, no other ports, no SDXC, no Built-in speaker
4x4 WiFiv6 (random wifi guys dream)
Very few (maybe zero) USBa ports
The first use of a T3 chip