Apple’s entry-level desktop, if rumors pan out, will get a major upgrade this year, despite the fact that a model with the M1 chip made its appearance in 2020. In this sense, we tell you everything we know about the Mac Mini 2022 of those of Cupertino.
The latest relevant leak comes from the well-informed Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who expects both a Mac Mini with the M1 Pro chip and a version with the rumored M2 processor (which would become the entry-level proposal). It is not entirely clear if these machines will see the light of day this March or later – in May or June – but what the journalist understands is that there will be news from Mac in these two periods, that is, new releases.
The kits would also represent Apple’s full transition to its own chips. In other words, there would no longer be any new devices with Intel-branded processors.
For now, Apple has already confirmed an event for March 8, 2022, which will be virtual, like the other company presentations that have taken place after the outbreak of the pandemic.
From the Tom’s Guide portal, it can be read that there are good reasons for the entry-level Mac Mini – in case there is more than one version – to keep the cost of its predecessor (M1): $699 dollars. One of them is that these are machines that undergo improvements over those currently sold.
Raising the price of the entry model beyond $700 seems like a big risk for Apple, though we’ll have to wait and see what the 2022 Mac Mini offers in terms of features before we can rule out a price increase. publication.
Smaller and with more ports? Yes, it may be a possibility for the new Mac Mini(s), especially given the compelling capabilities that revamped processing brings.
Leaker Jon Prosser teased in May 2021 that the machine could be smaller and house more connections. Specifically, he said it would include four Thunderbolt ports, two USB-A ports, and Ethernet and HDMI inputs (don’t expect a card reader), as well as the same charging connector found on the 2021 24-inch iMac.
The upper part of its structure would add “plexiglass” in order to offer it a little more dynamism, in addition to the fact that it could be purchased in different shades.
Apart from its renewed power, the Mac Mini may opt for the same memory that was already established in the MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, that is, they would go from 16 to 64 GB of RAM. Depending on the chip chosen, its storage would start at 256 and 512 GB.
Apart from the Mac Mini, the Californian company could also unveil from a new 13-inch Mac Book Pro to a renewed MacBook Air. Both would integrate the M2 chip, so they would be a kind of update of the models that were presented in 2020 with the M1.
Gurman also doesn’t rule out the public seeing a mini-LED-backlit 27-inch iMac Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, and a Mac Pro.
In conclusion, Apple would update practically all its portable and desktop computing proposal this 2022, with the intention that it contains all the existing home processing and the immediate future.