In Gurman’s latest “Power ON” newsletter, Gurman writes the new high-end Mac mini, which is expected to feature a new design with additional ports, can be expected to replace the current Mac mini sometime in the next several months. This indicates that the new mini may debut alongside the widely expected redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this fall.
Last fall, as part of its trio of initial Macs to transition over to Apple Silicon chips, the company updated the older Mac mini design with the M1 processor. The Mac mini is used for more basic tasks like video streaming, but many people use it as a software development machine, as a server or for their video editing needs. Apple knows that, so it kept the Intel model around. Well, expect that to go away in the next several months with a high-end, M1X Mac mini. It will have an updated design and more ports than the current model.
Apple is expected to have a busy end of the year, as it is expected to debut multiple new products this fall. Alongside a possible new Mac mini, we can expect to see the new iPhone 13 lineup, Apple Watch Series 7, third-generation AirPods, a new iPad mini, a new entry-level iPad, and redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros.