Apple’s M1 Macs have shown just how power-hungry Intel CPUs had become over the last few years while delivering very little performance improvements. John Gruber of Daring Fireball has now taken the official power consumption figures of all Mac Minis starting from the 2005 PowerPC G4 variant and compared it to the M1 Mac mini.
Apple unveiled much-awaited Apple Silicon last year, and later we saw MacBooks and Mac mini based on Apple Silicon. This year, Corellium, a company that specializes in virtualization software, announced they are working on Linux port for M1 Mac mini.
The newly-launched Mac mini with M1 chip started shipping to customers on 16th November. And YouTubers have wasted no time in tearing down the machine. Today, we have our first teardown video of the new Mac mini, courtesy of a YouTube channel Brandon Geekabit.
Alongside the new M1 MacBook Air, Apple has also refreshed the Mac mini with its M1 Apple Silicon chip.
Apple once worked on a Mac mini with a built-in dock for the iPod nano as images shared by @DongleBookPro show.
Apple announced the transition to custom Apple Silicon processors for the Mac lineup at the WWDC. The company also unveiled a custom Mac Mini running A12Z processors, to help developers transition to the new platform.
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.