Apple could have a Mac Mini powered by its recent M3 chip within the works for 2024, in accordance with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter today. Gurman says Apple is now testing a pc at its campus under model identifier Mac 15,12, but whether it is a Mac Mini is his speculation.
Gurman says the corporate is testing an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU Mac with 24GB RAM that’s running macOS Sonoma 14.1. Those specs are much like the bottom model M2 Mac Mini, apart from the memory installed — to date, entry-level Apple silicon Macs have began at 8GB RAM. (I wouldn’t read anything into that though; it will be very surprising if Apple jumped to 24GB for the bottom model.)
Gurman points out that in Apple’s earnings call, the corporate said it expected a double-digit decline in Mac revenue within the fourth quarter of this 12 months, and Gurman reiterates that he doesn’t expect any M3-powered Macs to come back before the primary fiscal quarter of 2024 begins in October.
That brings the whole expected M3 Macs as much as six and covers all the company’s primary desktops and laptops, including the iMac, which is predicted to see its first refresh since 2021 soon. Unsurprisingly, Gurman doesn’t yet appear to expect M3 versions of the Mac Studio and Mac Pro, each of which only made the jump to Apple’s M2 silicon this 12 months at WWDC. If you haven’t yet, take a look at our reviews for the 2023 Mac Studio and 2023 Mac Pro.