Unreleased Mac Mini Spotted in Latest Studio Display Firmware

An unreleased Mac mini has been spotted within code of the latest Studio Display firmware, adding credence to rumors that Apple is working on an updated ‌Mac mini‌ that could debut sometime this year.

m1 mac mini screen
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith revealed on Twitter that within iOS 15.4 for the Studio Display, a reference to "Macmini10,1" has been found. That model identifier does not match any existing released ‌Mac mini‌ and is likely to be the model ID for a rumored upcoming ‌Mac mini‌.

Earlier rumors suggested that Apple had plans to release a new high-end ‌Mac mini‌ to replace the Intel-based model in the lineup. Following the launch of the Mac Studio, a hybrid between the ‌Mac mini‌ and Mac Pro, however, rumors have been slightly unclear on whether the upcoming ‌Mac mini‌ is a low-end or high-end product.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has cautioned against the prospect that a new high-end ‌Mac mini‌ would be announced this year, saying instead a launch will take place in 2023. Apple may be planning to release a new low-end ‌Mac mini‌ to replace the M1 model currently in the lineup with the "M2" Apple silicon chip while keeping a high-end model planned for next year, as Kuo has indicated.

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Top Rated Comments

PalNova Avatar
19 months ago
For the love of god, don't limit it to 16 GB!!!!
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boil Avatar
19 months ago
The current Apple silicon offerings and the models they reside in...

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]

[TH]Tablet[/TH]
[TH]Laptop[/TH]
[TH]All-In-One Desktop[/TH]
[TH]Headless Desktop[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]M1[/TD]
[TD]2021 11" iPad Pro
2021 12.9" iPad Pro
2022 10.9" iPad Air[/TD]
[TD]2020 13" Mac Book Air
2020 13" MacBook Pro[/TD]
[TD]2021 24" iMac[/TD]
[TD]2020 Mac mini[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]M1 Pro[/TD]
[TD][/TD]

[TD]2021 14" MacBook Pro
2021 16" MacBook Pro[/TD]
[TD][/TD]

[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]M1 Max[/TD]
[TD][/TD]

[TD]2021 14" MacBook Pro
2021 16" MacBook Pro[/TD]
[TD][/TD]

[TD]2022 Mac Studio[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]M1 Ultra[/TD]
[TD][/TD]

[TD][/TD]

[TD][/TD]

[TD]2022 Mac Studio[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

Seems like Apple has a good amount of holes in their assorted offerings...?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cloudphrenia Avatar
19 months ago
yeah, I’m still not on the M2 bandwagon. I don’t see why they would need to move to the next version already.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Souponastick270 Avatar
19 months ago
A Mac Mini with the M1 Pro for £1300/£1400 would be perfect to sit between the £700-£900 M1 Mini and the £1999 Mac Studio
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bug-Creator Avatar
19 months ago

Why would Apple release M2 just for the Mac Mini while all other Mac line up are M1
With that "logic" we'd be stuck with M1 based Macs forever.

Obvious guess:
About 1 month after the iPhone event Apple will replace Mini and MBA with M2 variants. No "Pro" or "Max" level chips just the base model with 8/16GB of RAM and a modest number of cores.

It will be 2023 till we see M2xxx based MBPs and maybe an iMac (which might just as well be only the base M2).
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
19 months ago
Release it you cowards!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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