Apple Mac Mini powered by M1X chipset reportedly delayed until 2022

Apple Silicon, which develops ARM-based chipsets for the company’s own Mac devices, is working on a successor of the M1 chip which is likely to be named M1X. The Cupertino-based giant is expected to devices powered by the upcoming chipset pretty soon.

The company has already launched Mac Mini powered by the M1 chipset and was rumored to launch a new version of the same with the M1X chipset powering the device. It was rumored to get launched in the coming weeks or months but it’s now delayed.


A new report coming through @LeaksApplePro claims that the M1X-powered Mac Mini has been delayed until early 2022 because of “marketing reasons.” While the exact reason has not been pointed out, it’s likely that wants to focus on the new chipset and the MacBook Pro models this year. The recent global chip shortage could have also played a role behind this decision.

Earlier, there were reports claiming that could launch the new Mac Mini in the fourth quarter of this year, likey in the month of October or November, along with the new MacBook Pro laptops.

The M1X chipset is expected to be a powerhouse of an SoC, having 10 CPU cores and up to 32 GPU cores. As for the M1X Mac Mini, the Max Tech YouTube channel predicts $1,299 pricing for the base model that should have at least 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage.

There’s a possibility that could unveil the new Mac Mini device along with the MacBook Pro models later this year while the actual launch is pushed to the first quarter of next year, along with the updated MacBook Air lineup. To know for sure, we will have to wait a bit longer for the official launch event for this new chipset.

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