The rumor: Apple is likely to announce a redesigned Mac mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro on March 8th, according to Mark Gurman (85.5% accurate, via Power On).
- Gurman is expecting an M2 Mac mini and a M2 MacBook Pro 13-inch to be unveiled on March 8th as they are “two of the oldest Apple Silicon Macs in the lineup today”
- Apple recently filed regulatory files in the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) for 2 desktops and one laptop, suggesting that new Macs are inbound
Ian’s Take: For weeks now there have been conflicting rumors about what to expect at the March event and it is finally starting to be clear. While at first, the 3rd-generation iPhone SE and new iPad Air seemed to be the focus of the event, it is now clear that this event will be all about the new M2 chip…which will be featured in a new Mac mini and a low-end MacBook Pro 13-inch. We also hear that Apple is planning on launching even more Macs in May or June. This is an extremely exciting year for the Mac and I cannot wait to see what they have in store for us.