The current M1 Mac mini is like Apple dropped a hotrod engine into a family sedan. What happens when the bodywork matches the motor?
In the fall of 2020, Apple launched three Macs containing its new M1 system-on-a-chip (SoC). The M1 proved to be a sensation. It was way faster than all but the highest-end Intel chips it replaced, while its iPhone heritage allowed it to run cool without a fan, and last for days on a single charge.
But while the Apple Silicon powering these Macs was a revolution, the cases they shipped in were all but identical to the Intel models they replaced. The first full M1-era redesign was the M1 iMac, a slimline wonder which also reintroduced color to the Mac. This fall, we expect Apple to do the same for the MacBook Pro, and now—say the rumors—we can also expect a redesigned Mac mini.