Apple could release new, redesigned Mac mini this fall

Apple will be very busy in the fall.
Apple plans to launch new iPhones and MacBooks, iPads, AirPods, and AirPods within the next few months, according to reports.

This information is based on Bloomberg's Mark Gurman who shared some expected specs in his Power On newsletter, Sunday.

Gurman claims that the next Mac mini will feature Apple's M1X processor, which is the same one as the upcoming MacBooks. It will have more ports than the current Mac mini, and a new design.

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Apple's M1 chip was the first Apple computer to include the Mac mini. It was fast and quiet like other M1 computers, but only two USB-C ports, two USB–A ports, an HDMI connector, and a headphone socket were available. The Mac mini couldn't handle more than 16GB RAM. You could only connect two monitors to it, and you would have to connect them via Thunderbolt or HDMI. These issues will hopefully be addressed in the new version, which is expected to be released this fall.

Gurman says that the new Mac mini with M1X processor will also mean that the model with an Intel CPU, which Apple still has, is being discontinued.

The exact date Apple will launch the new Mac mini is not known. Gurman stated that "next few months" and MacRumors suggested that Apple might host another Apple silicon-focused event similar to the one it held last November.