One day ahead of Apple’s highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference 2022 event, two new hardware products were listed on the web surface. One of them is an M2-powered machine dubbed “Mac mini Tower.”
While the software is the focus of every WWDC event, Apple throws in some hardware announcements as well, just like during the 2019 and 2017 events, the company announced new Mac machines, and looks like the same will happen tomorrow.
Apple reseller B&H Photo and Video have listed two unreleased Mac products (1,2), the two machines are labeled with the upcoming M2 chip as well as the M1 Pro chip founded on the latest MacBook Pro laptops.
- MAC MINI 8/256 M2
- MAC MINI TOWER 8/256 M1P
One notable addition to the Mac lineup is the Mac mini “Tower”. Based on the name, this machine could look like a taller-than-usual Mac mini. Furthermore, the product could sit between the standard Mac mini and the higher-end Mac Studio that features the powerful M1 Ultra chip.
The listing reveals that the starting specs for the two machines are 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage – something that might dissatisfy some customers due to the immense power of the new silicon chips.
This WWDC, we are expecting Apple to unveil the next generation of its software lineup – iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16. The likely hardware announcement to look forward to is an M2-powered MacBook Air with a refreshed design to match the new MacBook Pros, upgraded display, and returning ports such as the SD card slot and MagSafe.
Update on June 6, 2022: Senior MacRumors reporter Joe Rossignol states that B&H employees claim that all listings are “not real” and were created prior to the last Apple Event in March as “pure guesses.” If this turns out to be correct, there are not many hardware products to look forward to.