The rumored next-gen Mac Mini, which is said to rock the yet-to-be-announced Apple Silicon M1X processor, may be even smaller (mini-er) than the current device. Named for his short stature.
According to a new report by leading leaker John Prosser, Apple has found a way to make the chassis thinner than the already-ground Mac Mini. Prosser has published a fake render of what the next Mac Mini could be based on images sent to him by a source.
For the first time in many years, renderers for the Mac Mini show a new design. When Apple launched the M1 version of the device last year, it kept the chassis the same. However, according to Prosser’s source, it will now be thinner and will have a reflective surface above the device.
You can watch Prosser’s video (via) 9to5Mac) Below:
The report also stated that Apple will bring back the severed port from the last time with the launch of the Mac Mini M1X. This means that we can get a USB 4, Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports with an Ethernet port and mandatory HDMI out. Interestingly, the new Mac Mini may feature a new magnetic power connector, which Apple has showcased with the colorful new iMac M1, which renders have seen.
There’s no word on when we might see this rumored new Mac Mini, but it seems that after living with tried-and-trusted designs for some of the first M1 products such as the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro , Second-gen offerings Apple may get. Slightly bold with the design and take advantage of the extra space available for that small M1 motherboard.
A previous report from Bloomberg Has tipped to launch the next Mac Mini with 8 high-performance cores, 2 efficiency cores, and 64GB of RAM, which is much higher than the 16GB maximum in the current model and can put the new model up there with the best desktop PCs .
Following the stunning and colorful launch of the M1 iMac, Apple is also expected to refresh the design of some of its other products – including the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models – later this year. A recent rumor also suggested that Apple may remove the logo from its next MacBook Pro. We are not sure if this is possible, but stranger things have happened.