Bloomberg: No Mac mini with M1 Pro – but with M2 and M2 Pro, but in the old design | News

Apple introduced the Mac mini with M1 processor in winter 2020 – and the device has been in the range since then. After the presentation of the new MacBook Pro models in winter 2021, many users would have wished that the Mac mini would also be expanded to include a version with an M1 Pro chip. Some rumor sources assumed this, but to date Apple has not presented a corresponding variant of the Mac mini.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is now reporting in his PowerOn-Newsletterthat Apple is working on an M1 Pro version of the Mac mini – but the company has put the plans on hold. Instead, the company is now working on a new generation with the M2 and M2 Pro chip.

M2 and M2 Pro
The normal Mac mini with the internal code name J473 should come with an M2 without a suffix. This is probably exactly the same variant that Apple is already using in the MacBook Air 2022 and MacBook Pro 13″ 2022. The Mac mini, codenamed J474, is said to bring the Pro version of the M2 – and here Bloomberg assumes eight performance Cores and four efficiency cores. For comparison: The M1 Pro also has eight performance cores, but only two efficiency cores. However, Apple is not planning a Mac mini with M2 Max or even M2 Ultra, according to Bloomberg. This market am already served by the Mac Studio and the upcoming Mac Pro.

Not a new design
According to Bloomberg, customers will also have to do without a new design for the next generation of Mac mini. Apple introduced the current design 12 years ago in the form of the third generation of the Mac mini – and since then the small Apple desktop has been on the market with an almost unchanged housing (apart from the colour).

Market launch not yet known
However, it is not yet known when Apple will present the second generation of Mac minis with M chips. It is possible that Apple will already present the new version in autumn 2022 – but a market launch in spring 2023 is also conceivable. Apple introduced the M2 chip at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2022 and the chip was first used in the MacBook Air 2022 and MacBook Pro 13″ 2022.

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