iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad or later, or iPad mini or later; a Mac computer with OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars). Some features require iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries or regions. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
Mac mini (2023)This model has the M2 chip and includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports.Model Identifier: Mac14,3Part Numbers: MMFJ3xx/A, MMFK3xx/ANewest compatible operating system: macOS VenturaTech Specs: Mac mini (2023) User Guide: Mac mini (2023)
Mac mini (2023)This model has the M2 Pro chip and includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports.Model Identifier: Mac14,12Part Numbers: MNH73xx/ANewest compatible operating system: macOS VenturaTech Specs: Mac mini (2023) User Guide: Mac mini (2023) 2020
Mac mini (M1, 2020) Model Identifier: Macmini9,1Part Numbers: MGNR3xx/A, MGNT3xx/ANewest compatible operating system: macOS Ventura Tech Specs: Mac mini (M1, 2020) User Guide: Mac mini (M1, 2020)
Mac mini (2018)Model Identifier: Macmini8,1Part Numbers: MRTR2xx/A, MRTT2xx/A, MXNF2xx/A, MXNG2xx/ANewest compatible operating system: macOS Ventura Tech Specs: Mac mini (2018) User Guide: Mac mini (2018)
Mac mini (Late 2014)Model Identifier: Macmini7,1Part Numbers: MGEM2xx/A, MGEN2xx/A, MGEQ2xx/ANewest compatible operating system: macOS Monterey Tech Specs: Mac mini (Late 2014) User Guide: Mac mini (Late 2014)
Mac mini (Late 2012) Model Identifier: Macmini6,1; Macmini6,2Part Numbers: MD387xx/A; MD388xx/A, MD389xx/ANewest compatible operating system: macOS CatalinaTech Specs: Mac mini (Late 2012) User Guide: Mac mini (Late 2012)
Mac mini (Mid 2011)Model Identifier: Macmini5,1; Macmini5,2Part Numbers: MC815xx/A; MC816xx/A, MC936xx/ANewest compatible operating system: macOS High SierraTech Specs: Mac mini (Mid 2011) User Guide: Mac mini (Mid 2011)
Mac mini (Late 2009)Model Identifier: Macmini3,1Part Numbers: MC238xx/A, MC239xx/A, MC408xx/ANewest compatible operating system: OS X El CapitanTech Specs: Mac mini (Late 2009)
Mac mini (Early 2009)Model Identifier: Macmini3,1Part Numbers: MB464xx/A, MB463xx/ANewest compatible operating system: OS X El CapitanTech Specs: Mac mini (Early 2009)
*The MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008) and the white MacBook (Late 2008) do not support AirDrop.Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad, or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars). Some features require iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite or later. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
Mac Mini (stylized as Mac mini) is a small form factor desktop computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc. As of 2022[update], it is positioned between the consumer all-in-one iMac and the professional Mac Studio and Mac Pro as one of four current Mac desktop computers. Since launch, it has shipped without a display, keyboard, and mouse. The machine was initially branded as "BYODKM" (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse) as a strategic pitch to encourage users to switch from Windows and Linux computers.
A server version of the Mac Mini that is bundled with the Server edition of the OS X operating system was offered from 2009 to 2014. The Mac Mini received generally tepid reviews except for the Apple silicon model, which was praised for its compatibility, performance, processor, price, and power efficiencies, though it drew some occasional criticisms for its ports, speaker, integrated graphics, non-user-upgradable RAM and storage, and the expensive cost to buy associated accessories and displays.
The Mac Mini G4 has two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port. Networking is supported with 10/100 Ethernet and a 56k V.92 modem, while 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth were additional, build-to-order options. External displays are supported via a DVI port, and adapters for VGA, S-Video, and composite video output were available. The system contains a built-in speaker and an 1/8-inch stereo mini jack for analog sound output. The new Wi-Fi card no longer used an MMCX-Female connector for the antenna, as do prior models, but rather a proprietary Apple one.
In February 2006, Apple announced the first Intel Mac Mini, as part of the Mac's transition to Intel processors. Based on the Intel Core Solo CPU, it is four times faster than its predecessor PowerPC G4. An updated server version of the machine was released in October 2009, having been marketed as an affordable server for small financial and academic uses; this model omitted the optical drive and used a hard drive instead.
The 2006 and 2007 models are fitted with 32-bit Intel Core Solo CPUs that is upgradable with the 64-bit Core 2 Duo processors. The 2006 and 2007 Merom-based Mac Mini models were supplied with socketed CPUs; the 32-bit processor can be removed, and replaced with a compatible 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Models manufactured in and after 2009 had their CPUs soldered onto a logic board, preventing its upgradability. The upgrades make the 2006/2007 models perform better than the 2009 models. Geekbench has shown the 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo fitted Mac Mini with 2 GB of RAM has a score of 3060 whereas a late 2009 Mac Mini with 2 GB of RAM has 3056 making the two machines fairly comparable.
The built-in Intel GMA was criticized for producing stuttering video despite supporting hardware accelerated H.264 video playback, and disappointing frame rates in graphics-intensive 3D games. Early and Late 2009 models corrected these performance issues with an improved NVIDIA-based GeForce 9400M chipset.
The Intel-based Mac Mini includes four USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port. The I/O ports were changed with the early 2009 revision, adding a fifth USB 2.0 and swapping the FireWire 400 port for a FireWire 800 port. An infrared receiver was added, allowing the use of an Apple Remote. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and 802.11g Wi-Fi became standard and the Ethernet port was upgraded to Gigabit. A built-in 56k modem was no longer available. The 2009 models added 802.11 draft-n and later 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth was upgraded from 2.0 to 2.1. External displays are supported through a DVI port. The 2009 models have Mini-DVI and Mini DisplayPort video output, allowing the use of two displays. The Mini DisplayPort supports displays with a resolution up to 2560×1600, which allows use of the 30-inch Cinema Display. The Intel-based Mac Mini has separate Mini-TOSLINK/3.5 mm mini-jacks that support both analog audio input and output, and optical digital S/PDIF input and output.
With the M1, this Mac Mini has a 3x faster eight-core CPU, a 6x faster GPU, and 15x faster machine learning performance than its predecessor, the base 2018 model. Options for more than 16 GB of RAM are not available on M1-based systems. Support for external displays is reduced to one display over USB-C/Thunderbolt, though a second display can be connected using HDMI; the previous Intel-based model could drive two 4K displays over USB-C/Thunderbolt. On April 20, 2021, 10 Gigabit Ethernet with Lights Out Management was added as a built-to-order option. Its internal cooling system has a thermal-based design that according to Apple performs five times more quickly than the best-selling Windows-based desktop computer in its price range.
Pre-2009 models have a video connector that is compatible with DVI, HDMI (video only), SVGA, S-Video, and composite video with appropriate adapters; for audio output, it has both the analog mini-headphone port and a digital optical fiber port. The addition of a HDMI port on the 2010 Mac Mini simplified connection to high-definition televisions and home theater AV receivers. The HDMI port supports video resolutions of up to 1080p and eight-channel, 24-bit audio at 192 kHz, and Dolby Surround 5.1 and stereo output. The 2014 model added 4K output, and the 2018 model supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, and HDR10, and uses the macOS Catalina operating system.
To provide sufficient storage for photos, music, videos, and more, we added an 8TB OWC miniStack. This external drive works great with any Mac mini! It matches the looks of the mini and sits directly underneath the computer.
This screenshot shows Phile Audio copying music from a CD and saving it to the Music folder on the miniStack. Phile Audio gathers the track info, album genre, and year of the release. However, you may need to do some searching to find album cover art. Wikipedia is a great source of album covers. Download the art, then drag and drop it to the Phile Audio user interface to add the album cover.
Now that your content is loaded, connect the Mac mini media server to your TV. Since 2010, all Mac minis have provided an HDMI-out port. HDMI is your gateway to connecting the computer and TV since one cable does the job for sound and video. The HDMI port on 2014 and later Mac minis supports 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. There is also a 3.5mm stereo audio port for connecting an amplifier or speakers other than those on your TV. 2b1af7f3a8