Studio Display firmware references unreleased Mac mini
Apple’s latest Studio Display firmware has inadvertently confirmed the existence of a new Mac mini, with developer Steve Troughton-Smith finding references to a new model “Macmini10,1,” adding fuel to rumors that a next-generation model is in the works.
Reports have been suggesting for months that an updated Mac mini was in development, with the machine originally expected to be announced at Apple’s “Peek Performance” special event in March, although ultimately the product never was shown off and instead, we saw Apple unveil the Mac Studio and Studio Display.
The new machine is expected to feature an Apple “M2” chip based on the A15 chip with an eight-core CPU like the M1 processor in the 24-inch iMac, however, the new next-gen “M2” chip will reportedly bring a more powerful 10-core GPU.
The rumor mill is a little unclear as to what new Macs are imminent; for what it’s worth, there is one concrete clue: the shipping Studio Display firmware references one unaccounted-for mystery machine — a new model generation of Mac mini (“Macmini10,1”). My guess: M2, not M1 Pro
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) April 12, 2022