Apple finally updates the Mac mini, lowers the price to $499

It wasn't too long ago that we were seeing Apple unveil its new set of iPhones, but now the Cupertino company is back for another round. Just now, at its routine iPad event, Apple has taken the time to introduce new Mac minis too, which it hadn't done since late 2012. The starting price has dropped to $499/£399 on the base model, compared to $599/£499 from previous years. Internally, Apple will be offering customization options that include fourth-generation Intel Core processors, also known as Haswell, and Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000. In addition to that, the 2014 Mac mini is set to offer PCle-based solid-state drive options, support for 802.11ac WiFi connectivity and a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports. Those are all the details Apple was willing to share during the presentation, but we'll be adding any additional info to this post as soon as we have it. The new Mac minis will begin shipping today -- and yes, that means you'll have OS X Yosemite to boot.