Last fall, as part of its trio of initial Macs to transition over to Apple Silicon chips, the company updated the older Mac mini design with the M1 processor. The Mac mini is used for more basic tasks like video streaming, but many people use it as a software development machine, as a server or for their video editing needs. Apple knows that, so it kept the Intel model around. Well, expect that to go away in the next several months with a high-end, M1X Mac mini. It will have an updated design and more ports than the current model.
Back in May, leaker Jon Prosser predicted a new design for the Mac mini.
"It is much thinner as well, as you would expect. The circular base is gone from this new design and instead you have these rubber strips again. Same as the new iMac that's on the bottom of the brand new iMac and it's the same as the redesigned MacBook Air that I leaked last week. But also on the bottom, the vent is now down there for cooling, and the metal top that we've been used to, getting changed. It's being replaced by a, at least from what I'm told, a plexiglass like material, and that will sit on top of the aluminum exclosure."
Additionally, the new Mac mini is said to feature a magnetic power connection, four Thunderbolt bolts, two USB-A ports, Ethernet and HDMI but no SD-card.
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