More confusion and contradictions with a few days post keynote more full of rumors than ever. Ming-Chi Kuo is making good use of her Twitter account lately, and in her has recently said that the Mac mini is not going to have a new design. What is there now is what we will also see in its next renewal.
The same on the outside, but maybe with new ideas on the inside
I think the new Mac mini in 2023 will likely remain the same form factor design.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 12, 2022
That’s how concise Kuo has been: “I think the new Mac mini of 2023 is going to keep the same design.” As it is. I would like to see the look on Jon Prosser’s face, who has been wearing his renders to show the change in appearance and size that the computer was going to have.
If Kuo is correct, the move would be rare. The Mac mini M1 has already amply demonstrated that it has a lot of room to spare inside, and therefore a redesign should go through a reduction in size. Although it may also happen that Apple has decided use that space to improve some things: It wouldn’t hurt to take advantage of the gap to create a better speaker system (the current speaker is pretty embarrassing, frankly).
At the moment what is certain is that we will have to arm ourselves with patience. What was perceived as a very close launch a few months ago is now going to 2023 according to some sources. Meanwhile, the Mac mini M1 continues to be an excellent desktop for general use and the Mac Studio establishes itself as the alternative for professionals.