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Next Mac mini: major CPU & GPU upgrades, more RAM & more

May 18, 2021

Next Mac mini: major CPU & GPU upgrades, more RAM & more

The rumor: Apple is planning an upgraded version of the higher-end Mac mini with Apple Silicon inside, according to Mark Gurman (88.7% accurate, via Bloomberg).


  • Powering the next Mac mini will be a new M-series chip with 10 CPU cores and 16 or 32 GPU cores; RAM will also be configurable up to 64GB
  • An improved Neural Engine will also be included alongside 4 I/O ports (versus the 2 currently found on the M1 Mac mini)
  • No release date for the next Mac mini has been rumored just yet

Our take: Noted in his report, Gurman says “Apple could delay or cancel the new mini’s launch — as it has in the past — but eventually the company will likely replace the Intel-equipped version it now sells.” I don’t see why Apple wouldn’t upgrade the higher-end Mac mini models, but strange that this was mentioned only alongside this device.