Apple gives thumbs up to new Mac Mini?

After Apple moved to quash rumours that we'd be seeing a new iMac and Mac Mini before Christmas, the gossip merry–go–round was always going to start l

After Apple moved to quash rumours that we'd be seeing a new iMac and Mac Mini before Christmas, the gossip merry–go–round was always going to start looking ahead to MacWorld in January and start searching out more clues.And now MacRumors has got this snippet straight from Cupertino. One punter, distressed at talk of the demise of the Mini, fired off an email to Apple and gotr a reply saying, "Apple knew the mini was a popular machine and to be patient."Ok, it's not concrete, but it's better than nowt with no new Apple goodies to get worked up about before the year comes to an end. This and tales of a MacBook Cloud netbook should tide us over though. We'll be down the front in San Francisco in January and you'll get all the latest news here first.