This is what the new M1X Mac Mini could look like – thinner with better ports
Thanks to intel collected by popular tipster Jon Prosser, we can get an early glimpse of Apple’s next Mac mini. What you see are preliminary reports based on rumors.
The independent computer becomes much smaller thanks to the use of the next generation of Apple Silicon chipsets – M1X (working title, may very well be M2 or something completely different).
In terms of ports, the new Mac mini will be well-equipped with four USB 4.0 / Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, two USB-A ports, Ethernet, full-size HDMI and the magnetic power connector Apple introduced with the M1-powered iMac.
Interestingly, the next Mac mini could lose the entire metal building and have a plexiglass-like top panel. The reasons for the change are unknown, but Prosser points out that it may be allowing for two-tone colorful models, such as the new iMacs.
Apple is expected to announce the new Mac mini at its WWDC conference, which launches on June 7, along with the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. All three machines are expected to be powered by Apple’s new chip – M1X / M2 – with 8 high-performance cores, 2 efficiency cores and up to 64 GB of RAM.
The current M1-powered Mac mini then replaces the outdated Intel-powered Mac mini, which is currently offered as the lowest device in the lineup.
Anyway, here’s the whole story straight from the horse’s mouth.