Apple announced the transition to its own custom-designed processors for Mac at the WWDC. The company also offered a custom made Mac Mini with A12Z chip for developers to test their apps on an Arm-based Mac. Apple forbids developers from running benchmarks on the custom Mac Mini, however, benchmark results of the modified Mac are already out in the wild.
A few years ago, Apple switched to Thunderbolt 3 ports on its Macs, including iMacs, Mac Minis, and MacBooks. The do-it-all port developed by Intel features high data bandwidth of up to 40Gbps and has the reversible USB Type-C connector. For future Macs, Apple could upgrade to USB 4.0 ports, which could support monitors with resolutions as high as 8K and 16K.
Apple has quietly started charging more for built-to-order Macs in various parts of the world. For anyone buying a Mac with upgraded parts, they see an approximate 10% price increase. This hike in prices applies to most laptops and desktops purchased from the company’s website.
Reliable leaker @CoinX has posted a cryptic tweet hinting at an upcoming refresh of the iMac and Mac mini. The leaker has a very reliable track record when it comes to Apple leaks which he has revealed using cryptic tweets in the past.
Do you want to add more power to your Mac mini? Well, now you have an option – the Animaionic – a docking station that can add the power of two Radeon 5700XT graphics cards and 8TB of NVMe storage to Apple’s compact PC.
If you plan on picking up the brand new Mac mini, which Apple launched earlier this year, and want to upgrade the RAM inside, the fine folks at iFixit have an option for you.
Following hot on the heels of the teardown of Apple’s MacBook Air (2018), the iFixit crew has gone ahead and carefully pulled apart the newest Mac mini.
Another day, another Apple device launch, and another review roundup from the company promoting its latest hardware.
Last month, Apple refreshed its Mac mini lineup after 4 long years. While the new Mac mini looks the same externally as the outgoing model, it comes with significantly more powerful and beefed up internals making it apt for pros. Ahead of the new mini going on sale tomorrow, the first set of reviews of the device are out. Let’s see what other publications have to say about Apple’s new Mac mini.