Apple's first special event of 2022 is rumored to have an upgraded Mac mini with M1 Pro and M1 Max chip options, a leaker claims.
Apple is anticipated to launch a number of new products at a spring Apple event, with strong candidates including an iPhone SE refresh with 5G and an iPad Air upgrade. Among the list of new arrivals could be the long-rumored redesigned Mac mini.
According to reliable leaker @Dylandkt on Twitter, Apple's spring event will feature "the Mac mini with M1 Pro and M1 Max." If true, this will offer consumers a pair of faster processor options, up from the M1 included in the initial release.
For the Apple Spring event, We will be receiving the Mac Mini with M1 Pro and M1 Max, a new 5G iPhone SE, and a new iPad Air. iMac Pro is still on track currently for a release in the spring. Yet, I have heard there are still concerns with regards to production.— Dylan (@dylandkt) January 23, 2022
In a further clarification, Dylan confirms a "new design is coming" for the Mac mini. Previous leaks and rumors say the Mac mini will be redesigned to be thinner, have a polycarbonate top, an increase in ports at the back, and a magnetic power connection.
The leaker's tweet also said that the Mac mini isn't necessarily going to be the only Mac on display. That the iMac Pro revival is rumored to be "still on track" for a release in the spring, increasing the chance of it being included in the event.
However, some doubt is also cast by Dylan, offering that they have heard "concerns with regards to production."
On Sunday, Dylan tweeted that there would be a new M1 chip on the way, that would go beyond the M1 Pro and M1 Max in terms of performance, using a 12-core CPU. With a reference to the iMac in code relating to it, the chip is expected to be presented in an iMac Pro update.