When Apple unveiled their first ever desktop-grade processor called the Apple Silicon M1, the Mac Mini was one among the first three devices to receive the new chip. The company is now reportedly working on a new redesigned Mac Mini, which will feature an upgraded M1X CPU, more ports and more.
Renders of the newly designed Mac Mini with the M1X inside were released by popular leaker, Jon Prosser, who created them in collaboration with Ian Zelbo or “Rendersbyian”. The renders show a sleeker, new design for the Mac Mini with a similar square metal enclosure with rounded corners, but this time with a “plexiglass-like” top cover.
Around the back, the new Mac Mini appears to have 4 Thunderbolt ports, two USB Type-A ports, an Ethernet port and an HDMI port. Along with this, it is also expected to feature the same magnetic power connector that debuted with the recent iMac.
Although Prosser has not confirmed what processor the new Mac Mini will be using, previous rumours suggest that Apple will introduce an upgraded M1X SoC for it.
As for release date, Apple is expected to launch the new Mac Mini, along with updated MacBook Pro laptops, during their upcoming WWDC 2021 event, which is slated to happen on June 7th.