Apple today officially announced the new Mac mini with the Intel Core Duo processor, “delivering performance up to four times faster than its predecessor and providing even greater expansion in the same innovative and incredibly compact design.” Starting at US$599, the Mac mini is “the most affordable way to enjoy iLife ’06, the next generation of Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, and features the Apple Remote and Front Row so you can play your music, enjoy your photo slideshows, watch your DVDs, iMovies, music videos and television shows from across the room.”