New Mac mini variants were announced ahead of a possible launch at an Apple event

New Mac mini variants were announced ahead of a possible launch at an Apple event

Tech Highlights:

  • An Apple reseller based in the US, B&H Photo, has uploaded early listings for new Mac mini models just days before Apple’s WWDC event. The retailer has listings for both a new M2 Mac mini and something it’s calling a Mac mini Tower with the M1 Pro chipset. Could these be new Mac mini products Apple is ready to announce, or just a red herring?

  • It was the night before dub-dub, and not a single reporter on the internet was sleeping, not even a wink. Apple’s WWDC developer conference is just around the corner (it’s tomorrow)! We’ve heard a lot of leaks and rumours about what to anticipate from the event, both in terms of hardware and software. But an Apple event wouldn’t be complete without a last-minute leak, this time from an internet shop. What to anticipate at Apple’s WWDC22 keynote, from iOS 16 to M2 Macs.

Notably, this isn’t the first we’ve heard about a new Mac mini. Back in 2021, Apple leaker Jon Prosser revealed a first look at a new device in the line-up. Since then, we’ve also heard other reports about Apple’s new mini desktop computer, but are yet to see the device. The timing of B&H’s Mac mini listings do seem rather suspect with an Apple event so close.

A much more likely scenario is that B&H are anticipating these Mac mini products for WWDC, without any confirmation from Apple. We won’t know what devices (if any) will be unveiled alongside Apple’s software updates tomorrow. But luckily, there’s not long left to find out.

Get £75 off Apple’s M1 Mac mini (2020) with Amazon’s listing. Alas, there are some problems with the B&H listings. These web listings have been up for over 24 hours now, which means they’re likely not uploaded in error. Given the retailer’s close relationship with Apple, the store would likely have removed the mysterious Mac minis faster than AirPods pairing to an iPhone. Also, the tower device references an 8/256 configuration for the M1 Pro chip, which doesn’t currently exist.

 

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