Earlier this month, MacRumors reported that a Mac mini processor upgrade could be in work as early as this fall. Given that it has been over 3 1/2 years since we've seen a mini update, MacStadium engineers are waiting for a formal announcement from Apple.
With new hardware options on the horizon, we have decided to retire our base 2012 i5 Mac mini from our range. Existing customers can continue to use them, but we direct new customers to the i7 line. We have found that with only 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage, this i5 mini is not as good as it was back in 2012. We will refresh the list of Mac mini with upgraded versions when they become available.