Apple might have a Mac Mini powered by its new M3 chip within the works for 2024, in keeping with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his Energy On e-newsletter right now. Gurman says Apple is now testing a pc at its campus below mannequin identifier Mac 15,12, however whether or not it is a Mac Mini is his hypothesis.
Gurman says the corporate is testing an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU Mac with 24GB RAM that’s operating macOS Sonoma 14.1. These specs are much like the bottom mannequin M2 Mac Mini, apart from the reminiscence put in — thus far, entry-level Apple silicon Macs have began at 8GB RAM. (I wouldn’t learn something into that although; it might be very stunning if Apple jumped to 24GB for the bottom mannequin.)
Gurman factors out that in Apple’s earnings name, the corporate mentioned it anticipated a double-digit decline in Mac income within the fourth quarter of this 12 months, and Gurman reiterates that he doesn’t count on any M3-powered Macs to come back earlier than the primary fiscal quarter of 2024 begins in October.
That brings the overall anticipated M3 Macs as much as six and covers all the firm’s main desktops and laptops, together with the iMac, which is predicted to see its first refresh since 2021 quickly. Unsurprisingly, Gurman doesn’t but appear to count on M3 variations of the Mac Studio and Mac Professional, each of which solely made the leap to Apple’s M2 silicon this 12 months at WWDC. When you haven’t but, try our critiques for the 2023 Mac Studio and 2023 Mac Professional.