Well-connected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will not launch a new Mac mini until 2023. The analyst today tweeted that prediction, reversing a prediction he made before Apple’s spring media event that happened earlier this week.
Kuo last weekend predicted that Apple had plans to release a new high-end Mac mini and a 27-inch external display without mini-LED in 2022, while an Apple silicon Mac Pro and iMac Pro will not launch until 2023.
However, today we saw Kuo tweet an update to those predictions, where he said that he now believes that none of those products will launch earlier than next year.
2023: Mac Pro, iMac Pro and Mac mini https://t.co/NiloxXy0jv
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 11, 2022
Currently, Apple offers an M1 Mac mini alongside older models that still use Intel chips. The updated Mac mini model is expected to introduce M2 and M2 Pro chips.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman also tweeted on Tuesday that Apple has M2 versions of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini in development.
FYI: Still expecting an iMac Pro, for those wondering. M2 versions of the Mac mini, MacBook Pro 13-inch and 24-inch iMac are also in development.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 8, 2022
The M2 chip is expected to feature an 8-core CPU that will offer speed and efficiency improvements, along with a 9 or 10 core GPU, up from 7 or 8 cores in the M1.
Full details about the M2 Pro have not yet been released, but it could feature a 12-core CPU. The current M1 Pro chip has a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, so we could also see a GPU improvement. Evidence of testing of the M2 has been revealed by references to the chip in the latest macOS Monterey beta.