The Mac mini was part of the first batch of Macs to go to the Apple Silicon pan. But the manufacturer kept in the catalog an Intel model to meet the needs of users who use the small pad for demanding video editing, for app development or as a server. Apple does not want to let go of this market and should offer a replacement for the Intel Mac mini with a version equipped with an M1X chip which could be released in the coming months, according to Mark Gurman.
In his Sunday talk, the journalist of Bloomberg succinctly describes this new, more powerful Mac mini, just saying that it will have a new design and additional ports compared to the current M1 model. The computer could look like the concept imagined by Jon Prosser last May.
Mac mini M1X: a return to the original design, but thinner?
This Mac mini would combine aluminum and Plexiglas (for the upper part), the case would be even thinner and above all, it would integrate four Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, two USB-A, an Ethernet, an HDMI and the same magnetic power socket. than the 24-inch iMac.
With a little luck, this Mac mini M1X could be released on the heels of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros which are expected before the end of the year, perhaps sometime in November.