techno.rentetan.com – There is an updated M1X processor and extra ports for Mac Mini this fall.
Last November, Apple just introduced an updated M1 Mac Mini, but it seems we might see a higher-end version with the M1X-chip rumored this autumn.
In his newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman notices the replacement “for the next several months” of Intel Mac Mini. Apple has maintained the Intel-powered Mini because the M1 version was supposed to work as a starting device. The Mac Mini, however, is also a popular device for software and video editing. The M1 Mini was a bit irritating for those power users because it doesn’t have that many ports.
For example, when the M1 Mini was originally released, its networking choices were restricted. While Wi-Fi 6 support could only be obtained via an Ethernet connection. In the early part of this year, Apple silently upgraded the Mini to incorporate an optional 10 gigabit ethernet connector following their Spring Loaded event.
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Apart from a more powerful M1X CPU — assuming Apple really decides to name the M1 successor — the next Mini will feature a huge number of ports, as well as an overhauled design. In terms of the design, leaker Jon Prosser reports that there will have a “plexiglass top” and the same kind of magnetic power port as the new iMacs (Prosser has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple predictions, so take that with a grain of salt).
Timing is the important part here. Last week, rumors began to whirl that Apple will conduct many launch events this fall once again. Next month, we’ll probably see the new AirPods 13 iPhone lineup with new AirPods entry level, a new Mini iPad and the 7 series Apple Watch. But the next MacBooks with M1X are likely to be 14-inch and 16-inch by the end of November. The next high-end Mac Mini most likely to debut alongside each other if separate events take place. Given that Gurman believes the new Mac Mini is going to appear in the next months, at least one Mac centered event separated from the iPhone launch is more and more likely to happen.