Apple simply launched a refreshed M1 Mac Mini final November, however it appears to be like like we’d see a higher-end model that includes the rumors M1X chip someday this fall.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman notes in his publication that the the Intel Mac Mini will get replaced in “the subsequent a number of months.” Apple saved the Intel-powered Mini round as a result of the M1 model was meant to operate as an entry-level machine. Nonetheless, the Mac Mini can also be a preferred machine for software program improvement in addition to video modifying. For these energy customers, the M1 Mini was a tad irritating, as a result of it doesn’t have as many ports.
For instance, the M1 Mini’s networking choices have been restricted when it first launched. Whilst you may get help for Wi-Fi 6, it was solely obtainable through an Ethernet port. Then, Apple quietly up to date the Mini following its Spring Loaded occasion earlier this 12 months to embrace an elective 10-Gigabit ethernet port.
In addition to a extra highly effective M1X chip—if that’s what Apple decides to really identify the successor to the M1—the upcoming Mini will even have ports galore in addition to an “up to date design.” As to what that design might be, leaker Jon Prosser claims it’ll have a “plexiglass high” and the identical sort of magnetic energy port as the brand new iMacs (Prosser has a combined monitor file on the subject of Apple predictions, so take that with a grain of salt).
The large factor right here is timing. Rumors started to swirl final week that Apple would as soon as once more be holding a number of launch occasions this fall. Subsequent month, we’ll probably see the brand new iPhone 13 lineup, together with new entry-level AirPods, a brand new iPad Mini, and the Apple Watch Sequence 7. Nonetheless, the brand new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBooks with M1X are anticipated to have their very own occasion earlier than the top of November. If there are separate occasions, the brand new high-end Mac Mini will almost definitely debut alongside them. Provided that Gurman says the brand new Mac Mini will come within the subsequent a number of months, it’s more and more probably that we’ll see not less than one Mac-centric occasion that’s separate from the iPhone launch.