Apple’s Mac mini receives long-awaited update with 4th-gen Intel CPUs, price cut to $499

Apple’s tiny, affordable Mac mini desktop received a hardware refresh and an accompanying price cut on Thursday, featuring 4th-generation Intel Core processors and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, starting at $499. The new Mac mini lineup features integrated Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000. It also has PCIe-based flash storage for faster performance. The hardware refresh adds two…