Announced on October 16, 2014, identifiable by the model number A1347 and EMC 2840.

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Does it have an optical/analog audio out?

According to the Apple website the 2014 MacMini has a headphone jack. No comment about a combined optical/analog audio out. So what does it have?

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According to Apple homepage

http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/mac-mi...

the headphone output is analog and optical at the same time. So it seem to be unchanged to the previous model.

Pat (2014-10-21)

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Apple has slowly moved away from the combined optical/analog audio in/out on many of their laptops so I wouldn't be surprised they will do it here as well.

Optical audio connections have not gain market traction as most people just don't take advantage to the better fidelity they offer.

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Now that Apple has posted the product sheet it does look good! They are still offering a dual Analog/Digital Audio line out/headphone minijack & Audio line in minijack

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The backside of the Mini remains almost identical to the previous iteration. The only change is the omission of a FireWire port in favor of an extra Thunderbolt 2 port.

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