Mark Gurman, reporting for Bloomberg:
Apple has also been working on a more powerful version of the Mac mini (code name J374) with the same chip as the next MacBook Pro. It’s expected to have four ports versus the pair available on the current low-end version and to sit above the current entry-level M1 Mac Mini. Apple could delay or cancel the new mini’s launch — as it has in the past — but eventually the company will likely replace the Intel-equipped version it now sells.
The “get out of jail free” caveat bugs me a bit, but hopefully that’s more Bloomberg hedging than Gurman’s sources indicating that the Mini might not ship.