Mac mini with Apple M2 processor appears on retailer website

Mac mini with Apple M2 processor appears on retailer website


Apple M1 Mac mini
A Mac mini with a faster M2 chip could be right around the corner.
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An unannounced Mac mini is now listed on the B&H website, though without full product details. The desktop’s most eye-catching feature is an Apple M2 processor, which also has not yet been announced.

In addition, the retailer lists a “Mac mini Tower” running an M1 Pro. Both products are labeled as “New Item – Coming Soon.”

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2022 Mac mini might be among the first with Apple M2 chip

The Mac mini was one of the first computers with an M1 processor, but it hasn’t been updated since 2020. Rumors of a new version with a faster Apple M2 have been circulating, though.

It’s this device that is now listed on B&H’s website. It has 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. No price is given.

The Apple M2 would give the desktop a significant speed increase over the original M-series model, though how it will compare to the M1 Pro and M1 Max available in recent MacBook Pro models is not yet known.

Other than the faster processor, Apple is unlikely to redesign the 2022 Mac mini. It’s used the same general form factor for many years.

Mac mini Tower?

The listing for a Mac mini Tower on the B&H website is decidedly odd. Rumors of a device that matches this description circulated for months, until Apple released the Mac Studio this spring. That desktop looks very much like a Mac mini Tower.

The device listed by B&H has 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. As noted, it runs an Apple M1 Pro processor. Again, that sounds a lot like the Mac Studio.

Possibly coming at WWDC22

Given the timing these Mac desktops appeared on the B&H website, it’s possible Apple intendes to unveil them Monday, June 6 during the keynote for its Worldwide Developers Conference.

On the other hand, someone at the retailer could have added the computers to its product database based on rumors just to be ready for a possible announcement. Posting them on the website is clearly a mistake.

But we’ll find out for sure on Monday during the WWDC22 keynote. And these Mac mini models could be joined by a redesigned MacBook Air.

Via: Ian Zelbo


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