According to reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next-generation Mac mini will likely feature a similar design to the current model.
In a short tweetKuo said the refreshed Mac Mini is likely to retain the same form factor as the current model, which is an aluminum unibody design that Apple has used for every new Mac Mini since 2010. Earlier this week, Kuo said the new Mac mini won’t launch until 2023.
Kuo’s claim contradicts a rumor from leaker John Prosser, who said last year that Apple was working on a complete redesign for the small desktop computer, moving to a smaller chassis with a “Plexiglas-like” top.
Apple is believed to have been working on a new Mac mini for some time. It updated the entry-level Mac Mini with the M1 chip in November 2020, but the high-end offering is still the Space Gray model with Intel processors from 2018. This old high-end model has the potential to be replaced with an Apple silicone machine. Previously the new Mac mini was at the center of rumors related to it, but now it looks like both the entry-level and high-end models could be refreshed simultaneously.
9to5Mac It was recently said that Apple originally had “plans” to introduce higher-end versions of the Mac Mini with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, but these plans were “probably scrapped” in favor of the Mac Studio. Gone”. Now, Apple is believed to be working on two new Mac Mini models, including one with an M2 chip and a higher-end model with the M2 Pro chip.