Apple won’t launch a new Mac mini until 2023, reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Twitter today, revising a previous prediction made before Apple’s spring event earlier this week.
Last weekend, Kuo outlined his predictions for Apple’s Mac lineup in 2022 and 2023, claiming that Apple will release a new high-end Mac Mini without Mini-LED and a 27-inch external display in 2022. While an Apple Silicon Mac Pro and iMac Pro won’t launch until 2023.
Today, however, Kuo released an update To underline in his original tweet that he now believes Apple will launch all of these products no earlier than next year.
Currently, the M1 Mac Mini is sold alongside older high-end models that continue to feature Intel chips. Apple may introduce M2 and M2 Pro chips in the updated model. bloombergAlso K Mark Gurman tweeted On Tuesday, Apple has M2 versions of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini in development.
The m2 chip is expected to have the same 8-core CPU, but with improvements in speed and efficiency, with a 9 or 10 core GPU, up from the 7 or 8 cores in the m1.
As far as the 2M2 Pro is concerned, we don’t have full details yet, but it could have a 12-core CPU. The current M1 Pro chip has a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, so we may see a GPU boost as well. In the latest beta of macOS Monterey, testing is already underway on the M2h in terms of the chip.
Earlier rumors suggested that the future Mac Mini might get a facelift with a smaller chassis, a plexiglass-like top, and two-tone color options.
For more information on the Mac mini, we have a dedicated guide that walks you through all the expected features and release timeline.