The M1 Mac Mini May Already Be Getting an Overhaul

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The M1 Mac Mini May Already Be Getting an Overhaul
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Apple just released a refreshed M1 Mac Mini last November, but it looks like we might see a higher-end version featuring the rumors M1X chip sometime this fall.

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Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman notes in his newsletter that the the Intel Mac Mini will be replaced in “the next several months.” Apple kept the Intel-powered Mini around because the M1 version was meant to function as an entry-level device. However, the Mac Mini is also a popular device for software development as well as video editing. For those power users, the M1 Mini was a tad frustrating, because it doesn’t have as many ports.

For example, the M1 Mini’s networking options were limited when it first launched. While you could get support for Wi-Fi 6, it was only available via an Ethernet port. Then, Apple quietly updated the Mini following its Spring Loaded event earlier this year to include an optional 10-Gigabit ethernet port.

Besides a more powerful M1X chip—if that’s what Apple decides to actually name the successor to the M1—the upcoming Mini will also have ports galore as well as an “updated design.” As to what that design will be, leaker Jon Prosser claims it’ll have a “plexiglass top” and the same type of magnetic power port as the new iMacs (Prosser has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple predictions, so take that with a grain of salt).