The American-based Tech Giant will probably launch an M3-powered Mac mini somewhere in 2024. To those unaware, the Mac mini-series is a powerful desktop for creating content, editing high-quality images, and 8K Pro resolution videos in Final Cut Pro because of the high-performance media engine. The latest addition in the series offers up to 4.7 times better performance than the competition.
The new rumor is coming from the popular tipster Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On released Newsletter, he mentioned that the company will soon launch the successor of the last Mac Mini powered by M2 chipset. The possible M3 Mac Mini is codenamed Mac 15,12, as reported by the writer.
The rumored specification of the upcoming Mac mini is out. According to Gurman, the company intends to bring the machine equipped with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU.
The device is expected to come with 24GB RAM. It is important to note that the maximum RAM the Apple Silicon Macs offers is 8GB. So, it will be interesting to see if the company jumps to 24GB as the base configuration.
It will possibly run on the latest macOS Sonoma 14.1. Except for the 24GB RAM, the other specifications are similar to last year’s M2-powered Mac Mini.
In the same Power On Newsletter, Mark Gurman said that Apple has faced severe financial loss this year, and it expects it to be the same for the entire year. They experienced sluggish sales with some of the launched products. The reports say that last year’s $83 revenue fell to $81.8 this year. The Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said, “The smartphone industry is tough in the US right now.”
Similarly, the company expects a double-digit decline in the Mac revenue in the year’s fourth quarter. Hence, as a precaution, the company may not launch the M3-powered Macs anytime soon in 2023. In conclusion, Gurman expects the launch to occur before October 2024, in the year’s first half.
So, with all the above concepts, the expected number of M3-powered Silicon Macs will rise after the settlements in the company’s portfolio, including desktops and laptops. The company may also launch the refreshed version of the iMac after 2021.
However, there are no talks about the Mac Studio and Mac Pro powered by the M3 chipsets, of which the predecessors were launched this year during the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).