Bad news for Mac mini design improvements


Apple’s next Mac mini, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, will not get the much-rumored design upgrade.

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TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s Apple forecasts have increased dramatically when he reactivated a dormant Twitter account after a decade of inactivity. In light of his 72.5 percent accuracy rating on AppleTrack, his recent claims on the Mac mini are obviously noteworthy—especially because they defy the prevailing view.

According to Kuo’s assertion last week, the Mac mini 2022 will really be delayed until 2023, which contradicts other recent claims, as well as the long-held forecasts of trusted tipsters like as Mark Gurman.


Just like before, Kuo has come up with a prognosis that defies conventional wisdom. He predicted that the next Mac mini will have the same form factor in 2023.

Not only does this contradict Gurman’s (86.4 percent accuracy rating), but former Twitter leaker Dylandkt’s (70.2 percent) and Jon Prosser’s (70.2 percent) opinions as well (69 percent ).

It was Dylandkt who seemed to be the most ambiguous of the three, adding simply that “a new design is coming.” “An redesigned design and more ports than the present model,” Gurman predicted, while Prosser speculated about a thinner design, plexiglass-like top panel and various colour variations for the next Mac mini. He and RendersByIan, his long-term artist colleague, also provided a render:


This mismatch is puzzling, to say the least. To begin, keep in mind that, despite the absence of perfect accuracy ratings, all four of these predictions have previously been incorrect, and that wasn’t always due to bad information. Apple has the flexibility to alter its strategy at any time, so any early unofficial information should be taken with a grain of salt.

(Image credit: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)

“I guess” and “likely” are Kuo’s preferred terms of endearment this time around, rather than any precise intimate information. On top of that, the term “form factor design” is vague: it may refer to dimensions or a product’s “appearance” as much as it could to its materials, colour schemes, or ports.

So it’s possible that Apple may have reconsidered the necessity for a beefed-up Mac mini in light of the abrupt advent of the Mac Studio: a far more powerful desktop Mac with more ports. That’s not the only reason why Apple has become the world’s most valuable business…


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