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Apple will not launch a new Mac mini until 2023, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today on Twitter, revising a previous prediction he made prior to Apple's spring event earlier this week.

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Last weekend, Kuo outlined his predictions for Apple's Mac lineup in 2022 and 2023, claiming that Apple plans to release a new high-end Mac mini and a 27-inch external display without mini-LED in 2022, while an Apple silicon ‌Mac Pro‌ and ‌iMac‌ Pro will not launch until 2023.

Today, however, Kuo issued an update to his original tweet to underline that he now believes Apple will launch all of these products no earlier than next year.



At the current time, the M1 Mac mini is sold alongside older high-end models that continue to feature Intel chips. The updated model could see Apple introduce M2 and M2 Pro chips. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman also tweeted on Tuesday that Apple has M2 versions of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini in development.

The M2 chip is expected to feature the same 8-core CPU, but with speed and efficiency improvements, along with a 9 or 10 core GPU, up from 7 or 8 cores in the M1.

As for the M2 Pro, we don't know full details yet, but it could feature a 12-core CPU. The current M1 Pro chip has a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, so we could also see a GPU boost. Testing on the M2 is already underway as evidenced by references to the chip in the latest beta of macOS Monterey.

Prior rumors suggested a future Mac mini could get a redesign with a smaller chassis, a plexiglass like top, and two-tone color options.

For more on the Mac mini, we have a dedicated guide that walks through all of the expected features and the release timeline.

Article Link: Kuo: New High-End Mac Mini Won't Arrive Until Next Year
 
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JPack

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Really ?
I'm still hoping for a MBA M2 for Q4 2022.

There's been a lot of noise on Chinese social media about Apple putting in fewer A16 orders with TSMC than expected for fall 2022. Where there's smoke, there could be something bigger.
 
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I don’t think there’s an urgent need for it anymore. The M2 Mac Mini will be here soon and it would fill the large performance void between M1 and M1 Max devices.
 
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Not sure why Apple would still keep the Intel Mac mini around when they have the necessary SoCs to match the hardware (ie supporting multi monitor, more than 32GB of RAM).

Maybe they pushed the yield for the M1 ultra instead? Or will they replace the Intel Mac mini with an M2 version, keeping the M1 version alongside it?
 
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Marshall73

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Not sure why Apple would still keep the Intel Mac mini around when they have the necessary SoCs to match the hardware (ie supporting multi monitor, more than 32GB of RAM).

Maybe they pushed the yield for the M1 ultra instead? Or will they replace the Intel Mac mini with an M2 version, keeping the M1 version alongside it?
The only thing I can think is that there is a market for them still, or, they have a large inventory of those chips/sku’s they are dumping. If they weren’t selling then I guess Apple wouldn’t be stocking them.
 
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