No iMac :(
Apple is seemingly testing four next-generation M2 processors on software developed by third-party app makers in at least nine Mac models that are likely to be upcoming laptops and desktops. Two years ago, the iGiant debuted its homegrown Arm-compatible M1 processor to power computers and iPads; the shift marked a departure …
10Gb ports are an upgrade for the current Mac mini, the more expensive variants come with a 10Gb port by default so I share your hope that the next version has a faster port - ditto for any new iMacs, as they don't even offer a 10Gb port as an upgrade.
If you want more you'll have to add a USB-C to UTP adaptor, and I haven't seen any faster than 2,5Gb yet (at least not at a sane price). The good news is that at least the cables are coming down in price - Cat7 flatcables are now easy to obtain (I'd love to see how on earth they manage to make these, btw) but switches have as yet not followed that trend..
2 x 2.5gbs Ethernet ports
Why would a device targeted at the lower end of the market (for Apple) come with two ethernet ports? Most Mini owners probably never use one as it is!
You can use USB or Thunderbolt to give you your second ethernet port so you can use it as a router or whatever. There's no way it will come with one.
Can I be the 10 millionth person to leak that Apple are going to release a new version of iOS at WWDC in June?
and a new version of MacOS named after a mountain range in California
And and new model of iPhone in the autumn.
And Intel are going to release a new generation of Core i-series chips later in the year, name after a lake.
And AMD are going to release a new generation of server chips named after an Italian city.
Of course Apple are going to release a new model of their chip at some point.
They’re not mountain ranges. And neither is Mojave. And Catalina is an island. And almost all of California is close to mountains, so that by your logic Orange County or Marin County or even Cupertino would be mountain ranges. If you’d said ‘California landmarks’ or similar there’d be no problems, but not ‘mountain ranges’. They’re not.
That 64-gig part - that holds interest for me. That is suitable for web server development in spades. :)
Presuming, of course, that VMWare runs on it. I seem to recall hearing they won't be supporting Apple's new silicon for some time, if ever.
But most of my work is in Java and PostgreSQL, so it doesn't matter what architecture the CPU itself is. I'd be shocked if there weren't builds for Apple's architecture as generic arm64 packages, rather than tuned to the new silicon.
VMware Parallels has been running on Apple Silicon Macs for a while, so I'm not sure where you are hearing it "won't be supporting" Apple Silicon Macs?
The only thing related to virtualization on Apple Silicon that's an issue for some is that Microsoft doesn't support running Windows/ARM on it under Parallels (though it reportedly works with a little hacking) and won't sell you a license to do that. That's due to Microsoft's exclusivity agreement with Qualcomm for Windows/ARM, which presumably expires at some point.
At least isn't all in the cloud as so many companies would wish it to be.
As for ZuckFart's Metaverse... the recent announcement about taking a 50% cut puts Apple's 15%/30% cut to shame. Seems like a good way to make it fail from day 1.
I wonder if his holiness Zuck can remember the Windows Phones. Almost zero apps in the app store. That and MS's f'king around with wth hardware and what phone could run what version of windows IMHO did for the platform. Even Apple doesn't go that far with their phones. Six-year-old devices still getting OS updates is pretty good when you look at the competition.
IANAL and I don't play one on TV.
With its own silicon it looks like Apple is increasing the range of options: MacBook Airs won't be full of oomph but will have more hardware acceleration to make battery life better, which is a big selling point.
But for the highend notebooks there can never be enough power. It means more VMs and faster compile/test stages.