Better, faster iMac Pro and Mac mini could reach shelves this spring


iMac Pro and Mac mini
Faster and redesigned iMac Pro and Mac mini could be right around the corner.
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Add faster versions of the Mac mini to the list of products predicted for an spring 2022 Apple event. The tiny desktop will supposed be upgraded with the latest Apple processors.

And an iMac Pro could be out later in the spring.

Mac mini on the agenda for Apple’s spring 2002 press event

Quite a few leaks point to Apple introducing the third-generation iPhone SE and the iPad Air 5 at an event in March or April.

And tipster dylandkt now says via Twitter that “the Mac Mini with M1 Pro and M1 Max” will also be announced at the event.

The current version of the smallest desktop Mac is built around an original Apple M1 processor from 2020. That’s already a very capable chip, but an upgrade to the M1 Pro and M1 Max would be a significant jump. The M1 Max “is by far the most powerful chip we’ve ever built,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s SVP of hardware technologies, last autumn.

And the Mac mini is allegedly getting a face-lift, too. Dylandkt also said via Twitter that “a new design is coming.”

The upcoming device has been the subject of several leaks in the past. One report claims the machine will feature a magnetic power connector — like the 2021 M1 iMac — as well as four Thunderbolt ports, two USB-A ports, HDMI and Ethernet. That’s double the number of Thunderbolt ports.

And a redesigned 2022 iMac Pro later

While it apparently won’t be at the Apple spring 2022 event, dylandkt predicts via Twitter that “iMac Pro is still on track currently for a release in the spring.”

This device has been the subject of many leaks and rumors. It’ll supposedly have a 27-inch display and its design will follow in the footsteps of last year’s ultra-slim 24-inch iMac. The 2022 iMac Pro will allegedly feature a new M1 Max Duo chip with up to 20 cores for processing and up to 64 cores for graphics.

But the news isn’t all good. The desktop Mac might be delayed until autumn, according to dylandkt.

Dylandkt is somewhat mysterious but has come through with solid leaks in the past. They have a 77.5% accuracy rate according to AppleTrack.


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