Leaker Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech shared exclusive information about the upcoming M1X Mac mini.
According to his sources, Apple will be completely redesigning the Mac mini for the next iteration with M1X. In addition to becoming significantly slimmer, the circular plastic base on the bottom is completely gone and is replaced with a single air vent strip. On either side of the new Mac mini, there will be rubber strips similar to the rubber strips found on the bottom of the new iMac.
The metal top’s material is also being changed to a “plexiglass-like” material, which will sit on top of the aluminium enclosure. Prosser says that Apple have tested different colours for this part of the design in an effort to offer dual-tone colour options, but this does not mean that these colour options will be in the final product.
The new Mac mini is also going to be getting a lot of ports on the rear of the device . The port lineup includes four Thunderbolt ports, two USB-A, Ethernet, and HDMI. The power connection is also going to be the exact same as the power connection found in the new 24-inch iMac, where the cable magnetically connects to a circular port on the rear of the computer.
In terms of specs, Bloomberg’s highly-reliable Mark Gurman said that the new Mac mini will have the same specs as the upcoming MacBook Pro, which he believes to be configurable to 64GB of RAM, 10-core CPU, and 16 or 32 graphics cores.
At the beginning of the video, Prosser speaks more about the upcoming MacBook Pro models, which he believes will be unveiled officially by Apple at WWDC 2021. His sources have told him that the Press have not yet been briefed by Apple about the upcoming MacBook Pro models, but they will be immediately briefed after WWDC.
It is currently unknown when Apple will introduce the new Mac mini. Previous reports have suggested that it would likely be unveiled something later in the year, but there’s still very little known about the new Mac mini. Apple currently sells an M1 Mac mini which is only 8 months old as of writing this, so it is possible that Apple will introduce the newer model at a later date.
You can watch the full video below: