High-performance Mac mini tipped to arrive in a slimmer chassis
The Mac mini's design has remained unchanged since 2010, despite last year's Apple M1 overhaul. The most recent model is more aluminium chassis than it is computer hardware, as we discussed in November. However, the next Mac mini will not follow its predecessor's footsteps, according to Luke Miani.
Miani has not verified the information outlined in his latest video, and invites people to treat it as a rumour. Apparently, the next Mac mini will be shorter than the current model and will dispense with its curved bottom panel. Instead, the device will have a flat base with long feet, mirroring the new iMac's stand.
Additionally, Miani expects Apple to equip the new Mac mini with the same SoCs as those that it plans to include in the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. According to Mark Gurman, these SoCs, codenamed 'Jade C-Chop' and 'Jade C-Die', will feature ten CPU cores and sixteen to thirty-two GPU cores, a significant step up from the Apple M1.
It is unclear when Apple plans to release this new Mac mini, although Gurman has opined that it could be cancelled at the last minute. If Apple does bring this more powerful mini to market, then Miani claims that it will start at US$1,099.