Apple was rumored to launch new variations of the MacBook Professional and Mac Mini with the M1X system on a chip (SoC) this fall. Nevertheless, LeaksApplePro, a widely known Apple leaker, tweeted that Apple has delayed the M1X Mac Mini resulting from “advertising and marketing causes.”
This rumor will doubtless disappoint many individuals who deliberately skipped the M1 Mac Mini to seize the extra highly effective M1X model.
This additionally contradicts current reporting that Apple may launch the brand new Mac Mini within the fourth quarter of 2021. Tipster “dylandkt” tweeted that new MacBook Professionals and Mac Minis would launch in both late October or early November. This was additionally reported by Mark Gurman.
Apple’s resolution to push again the launch may have been influenced by the current chip scarcity and provide chain points. Nevertheless, the tweet references “advertising and marketing” as the first motive for the delay. Apple could need to use the official announcement to give attention to the “professional” features of the brand new MacBook Professional. The M1X is rumored to be a powerhouse of an SoC, having 10 CPU cores and as much as 32 GPU cores. These sorts of specs would lend themselves nicely to skilled purposes corresponding to video modifying or 3D modeling. It shouind be famous that the present M1 Mac Mini remains to be a lots succesful machine, operating Apple’s personal Remaining Lower Professional with out a lot effort.
The schematics for the M1X Mac Mini leaked beforehand, with the drawings displaying a thinner, sleeker Mac Mini. Whereas the present Mac Mini is sufficiently compact, a good smaller model would make it simpler to suit on a desk or stack a number of Mac Minis to create a server farm. The M1X Mac Mini can also be more likely to comply with within the footsteps of its iMac huge brother and are available a wide range of colours.
LeaksApplePro additionally famous that the M1X Mac Mini is as an alternative scheduled to launch within the first or second quarter of 2022. On this case, it may launch alongside a redesigned MacBook Air. This may make sense from a advertising and marketing perspective as a result of each the Mac Mini and MacBook Air are geared towards on a regular basis use. Apple would be capable of create a whole launch occasion round highly effective machines that may go well with the wants of most individuals. Apple already makes use of this technique with the iPad Air on its web site by highlighting how a lot sooner the A14 Bionic chip is. There’s even a screenshot of Luma Fusion, a well-liked video-editing app for iOS and iPadOS.
Whatever the launch date, the M1X Mac Mini is bound to please many followers if the rumors are true. Apple’s gradual transition from x86 to ARM has been comparatively clean, with many individuals praising the efficiency good points, particularly Rosetta 2’s translation of native x86 apps. Apple is about to full its transition to its personal silicon by the top of 2022 with the rumored launch of the half-sized Mac Professional and a bigger, extra highly effective iMac.