In addition to the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro, the Mac Mini could benefit from a new ARM chip and a new design.
Among the rumors around Macs, you certainly hear those that evoke the new MacBook Pro, including a 14-inch format, but also the Mac Pro. There is also another expected product, it is a revamped Mac Mini.
As a reminder, the Mac Mini underwent its Silicon transformation at the end of 2020 with the first Mac M1. The same design, less connections but the brand new M1 chip made it a small computer case with a very good power-price ratio. It is found at almost 700 euros lately.
The high-end Mac Mini: more power, more connections and more finesse
This new Mac Mini should undergo a real makeover. First, its connection would be complete again with quatre USB-C compatible Thunderbolt (only 2 on the Mac Mini M1), two full-format USBs, one 10G / bit Ethernet and one HDMI. According to Jon Prosser, one of the most famous Apple leakers, the Mac Mini would also adopt a magnetic power port like the new iMac M1.
This Mac Mini which would benefit froma new ARM M1X chip, more powerful than the M1, and it would undergo a redesign of its case, thinner and wider than the current one. It would also be entitled to several two-tone colors.
For now at the rumor stage, the high-end Mac Mini ARM makes sense in the Mac lineup. Currently, the Mac Mini is still sold as an Intel version, in addition to the Apple M1 versions.
As a reminder, Apple is organizing its WWDC conference on June 7, 2021, but this is not historically an event where we discover new products. However, there have not been a few professional products that have been announced in the past, including the Mac Pro for example.