2024 Mac Mini to Feature No Design Changes

Apple's next-generation Mac mini set to come out in 2024 will not feature an updated design, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet today, Kuo said that the "next new ‌Mac mini‌" will have the same "form factor design."

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The M2 and ‌M2‌ Pro versions of the ‌Mac mini‌ that Apple introduced today have the same design as the prior-generation M1 and Intel models, with no major external updates. Instead, the changes are all internal, featuring faster M-series chips.

There were 2021/2022 rumors that suggested the ‌Mac mini‌ could see a refreshed look with a plexiglass top and other new features, but that did not come to pass with this update.

Apple sells the ‌Mac mini‌ alongside the Mac Studio, which was introduced in spring 2022. The ‌Mac Studio‌ is using Apple's M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips, and it is due for an ‌M2‌ refresh at some point.

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Top Rated Comments

kobaltz Avatar
20 months ago
There does seem to be at least one change on the higher end model. The M2 Pro looks to have 4 Thunderbolt 4 ports instead of the previous 2.

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Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
20 months ago
If it ain't broke, don't try fixing it. Its small enough and of course, it has enough room if Apple needs to accommodate better air flow for maybe even more powerful chips in the future. It doesn't take up a lot of space as it is.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kobaltz Avatar
20 months ago
And to make sure it wasn't a typo, I also found the image showing four ports.

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Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
20 months ago
Makes sense. Server farms are kitted-out for the current enclosure, and the device itself doesn’t need to be smaller.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThisBougieLife Avatar
20 months ago
I don't think the Mac Mini will ever change its design at this point, not until it becomes an entirely new product. The current design is the most functional.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
20 months ago
Honestly if it ain't broke don't fix it.

One day I'd love a Mac Mini that was fitted entirely within a keyboard, like the Apple II
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)