Apple recently introduced Mac Studio with a new design and new hardware. In a sense, Mac Studio was developed based on the Mac mini, but not because of that, Apple is going to shut down the Mac mini line. A recently leaked rumor revealed that Apple is planning to launch an upgraded version of the Mac mini, still sporting a compact design but an upgraded configuration to the M2 and M2 Pro chips.
Mac mini M2
Mac mini runs an M2 chip codenamed “J473”. This is the next generation of the popular Mac mini line. The M2 chip will also be the successor to the M1 series chips, which are internally codenamed “Staten”. The M2 was developed based on the A15 chip found in the iPhone 13, while the M1 was based on the A14 on the iPhone 12. Like the M1, the M2 chip will be equipped with 8 CPU cores (4 performance cores and 4 economy cores). ). power), but the GPU multiplier was increased to 10 cores.
It is known that the development of the Mac mini M2 is almost complete, but there is no official launch date yet.
Mac mini M2 Pro
According to 9to5Mac, Apple had planned to launch a high-end version of the Mac mini with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, but in the end, the Mac Studio was the product that was introduced.
In the new generation, a high-end version of Mac mini codenamed “J474” is being developed, equipped with an M2 Pro chip with 12 CPU cores (8 performance cores and 4 energy efficient cores), GPU core unknown number, but will definitely be more powerful than standard M2 chips.
However, there is no information on the specific launch date of the new Mac mini line. With the arrival of Mac Studio, it may be a while before Apple introduces an updated version of its current line of Mac mini M1, maybe even this year.