A recent report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman points to Apple releasing a higher end version of their Mac Mini that will supposedly feature a new design and an Apple M1X chip to replace the current Intel Mac Mini still in Apple’s lineup.
As we know, last fall Apple updated their older Mac Minis with the new M1 processor, however these were still entry-level models that only had 2 Thunderbolt ports, an 8-core CPU/GPU, and were capped at 16GB of RAM. Users who wanted more power were still stuck with the Intel model that Apple kept in their lineup.
However, the new high-end Mac Mini will supposedly feature an M1X chip, the same one that will be used in the new Macbook Pros, which will allow up to 64GB of RAM, a 10-core CPU, either 16 or 32 GPU cores, and will have additional Thunderbolt ports. The new Mac Mini will also allegedly have a new design that is thinner and have a plexiglass-like top, along with a possible two-tone design. Furthermore, similar to the 24-inch iMac that recently released, the new Mac Mini will have Ethernet built into the power brick and feature a similar magnetic power cord.
Apple is rumored to release a plethora of products this fall including the iPhone 13, AirPods Pro 2, iPad Mini 6, Apple Watch Series 7, and new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The new higher end Mac Mini is expected to release this fall as well, and could very likely release alongside the new MacBook Pros.