The new Mac is promised to feature a new design and additional ports.
According to Mark Gurman’s latest Power On newsletter, Apple is preparing to say goodbye to the world of Intel for the Mac mini with its next release. As reported in MacRumors, Gurman believes that the next Mac mini will come in a brand new design that not only opts for the expected “M1X” processor but also features more ports than the current generation. Gurman says that the new Mac mini could release “in the next several months.”
“Last fall, as part of its trio of initial Macs to transition over to Apple Silicon chips, the company updated the older Mac mini design with the M1 processor,” Gurman writes. The most powerful Mac mini is still powered by Intel at this moment.
“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 that, so it kept the Intel model around. Well, expect that to go away in the next several months with a high-end, M1X Mac mini. It will have an updated design and more ports than the current model.”
Apple preparing a slew of new products abd new designs this fall
Apple expert Jon Prosser in May shared renders of what the upcoming Mac mini may look like, These were supposedly based on images from internal Apple sources. According to these renders, the new Mac mini will feature a “plexiglass” top and a magnetic power port. The new Mac mini is also rumored to feature additional ports.
Apple is preparing to launch several new products this fall. These include the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, a new iPad mini, an updated baseline iPad, and new AirPods. There will also be completely redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros.
If one believes Gurman’s reporting, Apple may launch its new MacBook Pros alongside the new Mac Mini. Apple last year held an event focused on the M1 Apple silicon chip in November.