A brand new M2 Mac mini is within the works – a minimum of, that is what rumors have been saying for over a 12 months. After Apple’s most reasonably priced pc debuted the M1 household of the corporate’s silicon in 2020, right here’s what we learn about its subsequent era.
This week, Apple unveiled three new merchandise, a brand new iPad Professional, the iPad 10, and one other Apple TV 4K era. Whereas Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has been saying that the corporate has a minimum of just a few Macs beneath its sleeve for 2022, it appears Apple could possibly be holding a November occasion or a press launch announcement someday quickly.
In response to unique info seen by 9to5Mac, Apple has been engaged on a minimum of two new variations of the M2 Mac mini. Right here’s what Filipe Espósito discovered:
One in all them, codenamed J473, will probably be powered by the M2 chip with an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU, identical to the chip contained in the 2022 MacBook Air.
(…) 9to5Mac has additionally heard from sources that Apple plans to introduce a extra highly effective model of the Mac mini. Codenamed J474, this Mac mini will probably be outfitted with a quicker M2 Professional chip – a variant of the M2 but to be introduced with a 12-core CPU. This must be the identical chip to energy the rumored new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional.
For the reason that Mac Studio makes use of the M1 Max and M1 Extremely chips, it is smart for Apple to deliver the base-model M2 and to-be-announced M2 Professional chips to the Mac mini.
A 12 months in the past, YouTuber Jon Prosser reported that Apple would undertake a brand new, industrial design for the extra highly effective Mac mini, however for the reason that Mac Studio seems just like the current-gen Mac mini, it doesn’t appear probably that Apple will make an entire design change.
Along with 9to5Mac, Bloomberg additionally corroborated the rumors of the Mac mini with the M2 and M2 Professional chip variants.
When will Apple launch the M2 Mac mini?
Just lately, Mark Gurman mentioned that Apple plans to launch new MacBook Professional fashions “within the close to future.” Probably, if the corporate unveils new variations this 12 months, it is going to do alongside the brand new M2 Mac mini.
At present, Apple has two choices: announce by way of press releases because it has accomplished earlier than or current a media occasion. If that’s the case, count on a keynote subsequent month.
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