M1X Mac mini reportedly to feature huge redesign, will feature a lot more ports

Updated: May 27, 2021



In a latest video, Jon Prosser claims that the upcoming M1X-powered Mac mini will also introduce a new design. So here’s the thing, This model is expected to replace the higher-end space grey Intel Mac mini in the lineup, with the M1 Mac mini kinda like an entry-level machine.


According to Prosser, the 2021 Mac mini will feature a new external chassis with a reflective surface on the top, everything else is built using aluminium …



The thing is though the number of available ports was very little in the first-generation Apple Silicon Mac mini. The M1X chip will enable Apple to offer a full lineup of ports, including four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A,HDMI out and Ethernet.


It will also offer the same style of strong magnetic power connector that you can find in the new M1 iMac. Prosser also speculates that the glass-like top finish may feature a range of two-tone color options for the Mac mini, more like the iMac lineup and upcoming MacBook air.



A Bloomberg report from last week suggested that the next-generation Apple Silicon chip will come with 8 high-performance cores and 2 efficiency cores. It will also support up to 64 GB RAM, and feature more Thunderbolt lanes. This chip is also expected to appear in the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro.