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Spy shot: Is this the new Mac mini?

A MacRumors forum member posted the above picture of the purported new Mac mini with the following specs:Intel Core 2 Duo2GHz3MB L2 cache2GB RAM DDR III, 1066MHzSuper Drive is SATAThe picture agrees with previous rumors that the new Mini would ship with 5 USB ports, FireWire 800, and two Display ports (Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI).As with every pre-release Apple hardware photo come the claims that it's a fake.

A MacRumors forum member posted the above picture of the purported new Mac mini with the following specs:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2GHz
  • 3MB L2 cache
  • 2GB RAM DDR III, 1066MHz
  • Super Drive is SATA

The picture agrees with previous rumors that the new Mini would ship with 5 USB ports, FireWire 800, and two Display ports (Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI).

As with every pre-release Apple hardware photo come the claims that it's a fake. A 9-to-5 Mac reader has mostly debunked the image as fake, based on the dispersion of artifacts, macroblock type changes and the fact that the Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI aren't lined up with the motherboard.

Granted, Apple could have moved the motherboard to accomodate the new ports but the evidence for it being a creative Photoshop job is pretty convincing.

Update: In light of the controversy around the photo, the contributor now offers a video labeled "Mac Mini 2009 Edition"

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