When to Expect the Next Mac Mini to Launch

If you are considering buying a Mac mini, you may be wondering when a new model will be released so that you can time your purchase accordingly. Below, we outline when to expect Apple's most affordable desktop computer to be updated next.

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Keep in mind that rumors are not always accurate, and Apple's plans could change. This article was last reviewed in April 2024.

Mac mini: Summary

  • When were the current models released? January 2023
  • When are the next models expected? Late 2024 to early 2025

Mac mini: What to Know

Apple last updated the Mac mini with the M2 and M2 Pro chips in January 2023. Other new features included two extra Thunderbolt 4 ports and an HDMI 2.1 port for M2 Pro configurations, Wi-Fi 6E support with a compatible router, and Bluetooth 5.3.

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Apple plans to release new Mac mini models with M4 and M4 Pro chips "between the end of 2024 and early 2025," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Based on this timeframe, a new Mac mini could be anywhere from around six to twelve months away.

With the M4 chip series, the Mac mini should get a significant jump in CPU performance compared to the existing models with the M2 series. M4 chips are also rumored to have a faster Neural Engine for artificial intelligence tasks.

No other major upgrades or design changes have been rumored for the next Mac mini yet, but we have heard whispers about a slimmer design.

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