It can be expected that Apple will launch a high-end Mac mini with a new design and the fastest Apple processor “M1X” in the next months. Or at least that’s what it reports Mark Gurman by Bloomberg, a rather reliable source.
Is Apple preparing to launch a new redesigned Mac mini M1X?
In the latest publication of his Power On newsletter, Gurman wrote that “in the next months” a new high-end Mac mini is expected to replace the current Intel Mac mini. This presumably means the new model could be launched alongside the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, this fall.
Gurman writes: “Last fall, as part of its trio of initial Macs to switch to Apple Silicon chips, the company updated the old Mac mini with the M1 processor. The Mac mini is used for more basic tasks like video streaming… But many people use it as a software development machine, as a server or for their video editing needs. Apple knows this, so it has kept the Intel model. Well, expect it to disappear over the next few months replaced by a high-end Mac mini M1X. It will have an updated design and more doors than the current model. “
The new Mac mini, in addition to being much more performing than the one equipped with the M1 chip currently available, will have a totally new look. There are still not many clues about it, but a few months ago the Apple leaker Jon Prosser had shared some renders on the appearance of the next Mac mini. The renders, presumably based on images from Apple’s internal sources, show a Mac mini equipped with one upper part in “plexiglass” it’s a magnetic power port. Also it is said that the device will have additional ports.
Apple prepares to launch several new products this fall, including the iPhone 13, the new Apple Watch; a new iPad mini, an updated basic iPad; new AirPods and completely redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro. According to Gurman’s new report today, Apple could launch its new MacBook Pro alongside the new “Mac mini” at a Mac event. Apple held an M1-chip event last year in November.