Apple mounted its faux pas with the Studio Show firmware earlier this week, however the 15.4 firmware replace could have achieved greater than present some fixes—it could have revealed a brand new Mac that’s coming quickly.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith identified on Twitter that the Studio Show’s newest replace features a reference to a Mac mini that’s not but accessible. Troughton-Smith first speculated that “Macmini10,1” might be a Mac mini with a brand new M2 processor, however later he modified his thoughts to an M1 Professional and Max mannequin.
Apple has two Intel-based Macs left in its lineup: the Mac Pro, and the high-end $1,099 Mac mini. The $699 and $899 Mac mini have M1 processors, and a mannequin with a extra highly effective processor would match completely between these low-end Mac minis and the $1,999 M1 Max Mac Studio. The one Mac with an M1 Professional is at the moment the MacBook Professional.
There are persistent rumors that Apple will reveal a brand new Mac mini this 12 months, presumably with a brand new case design. It might make an look at WWDC alongside a new Mac Pro and presumably a revamped MacBook Air.
Mac mini (M1, 2020)
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