Apple Killed the Mac Mini.

  • Published on Dec 17, 2018
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Comments • 4 551

  • Ian Schneider
    Ian Schneider 4 hours ago

    Apple went from innovative premium products for a premium cost to nicely designed and okay-ish products with luxury price tag for no real added value. Seems like Tim Cook had some sort of competition with other mega corps who can charge more and still laugh at the quarterly reports.

  • Jacques Gerber
    Jacques Gerber 7 hours ago

    Jeez... this oke should be commentating oversized truck mud rolling or something, not Macs...

  • howtobebasic1
    howtobebasic1 Day ago

    no one was buying it anyways

  • Alpha
    Alpha Day ago

    Some day Linus will learn that windows just sucks, and that he should be ashemed to not be able to use MacOS cuz an ape could use it

  • Don Mega
    Don Mega Day ago

    A hole doubles air flow? OMG you really pay for quality in technological wisdom buying from these guys!

  • Sergey Pelevin
    Sergey Pelevin Day ago

    Not 46 screws but... I was forced to wait Torx secure screwdrivers delivery from US to Russia just to be able to open this box to upgrade ram. For almost 2 weeks. Damn.

  • Don Wald
    Don Wald Day ago

    4:03 You're never going to let him live that down are you!

  • DurpyRainbow 004

    30 minutes of TheXvid videos on Mac Mini’s later and I still don’t know what it does. I saw it for the first time today and thought it was an upgrade to Apple TV.

  • Temur
    Temur Day ago

    honestly i prefer windows custom built machines over apple because apple is super over priced... but i do tend to buy an apple just for the OS + that only 1 software it has that live by day to day... logic pro x. other than that mac / apple is useless to me. you can say why don't you learn another daw like FL.. I started on logic and pretty much mastered it. FL/ ableton is like a foreign language to me. i tried hackintoshing, though it just never worked out. I hate how apple restricts everything, and they even started to lock every hard component like ram upgradiblity within the last few years just so you pay more. i hate being in the both sides of the war fellas : /

  • xoxidometry
    xoxidometry 3 days ago

    "one big asterisk" that's everything apple for ya. Seriously how long will it take for them to start dictating what we actually do on our devices?

  • Frank the Ant
    Frank the Ant 3 days ago

    When will this myth of excess heat causing such an early death die out? In practice I've never seen it happen, I've been building PCs and overclocking for years and not once has a processor died. I didn't even have the best cooling and despite that the processors endured along with the motherboard in all instances. My first processor OC was on those Athlon XPs and when I first started I just used the home fan on the side lol, it worked great. I knew little about OCing and pushed it very far and it didn't die either even while I had the house fan turned off.
    Anyway, I'm sure there is a reduction of some life but it lasting 5 years or less? I don't think so. We have ancient machines still alive today, if PC life does take a hit it's generally going to be outside of the typical upgrade cycle.
    The things that do fail are GPUs, they tend to go bad, particularly mobile GPUs appear to have a higher chance of failure as compared to processors.

  • Frank Lazar
    Frank Lazar 3 days ago

    With a mini like this, it becomes really hard to justify the aging "Mac Pro".

  • Loch Ness Biker
    Loch Ness Biker 3 days ago

    I have been using Apple gear for 18 years now. However, all their items are hugely overpriced. Every Apple product i have ever purchased was bought used. I just purchased ( December 2018 ) my first NEW Apple product. An i5 Mac Mini. Well, it was mega noisy, got mega hot and it constantly rebooted when rendering video footage ( with an external GPU ). So, i returned it and tried the i7 version. I could not believe it when the i7 acted exactly as the i5 did ! ! WTF Apple ! ! They definitely have some QC issues. And as for the Tim Cook rant on the censorship stuff. As soon as he opened his mouth the apple stock DIVED 10% ! .. I feel that the Apple Board really have to look at wether TC is still a good choice to be the ‘Big Cheese’ at Apple ? It’s time for a new ‘boss’ who will hopefully bring some new ideas and products to the table. And stop the OBSESSION for making everything even THINNER ! Perhaps if the Mac Mini was 10mm HIGHER they could fit in a more efficient cooling system ? ( Oh, and bring back the headphone jack to the iPhones ! .. And don’t get me started on what they charge for RAM UPGRADES ! ) … I won’t be buying ANY new Apple products as long as Tim Cook is still ‘at the helm’ … ( Yes, i also returned the i7 Mac Mini )

  • TominBach
    TominBach 4 days ago

    Louis Rossmann cries.. "another Mac to fix!"

  • 2wheelphoto
    2wheelphoto 4 days ago +1

    what would be a good external graphics card to get, especially for video editing?

  • Wolfe & Co. #LivinBRAVE

    Anyone know what model display he's using please?

  • Tee Tilla
    Tee Tilla 4 days ago

    Awww man... you just turned me off buying it. Dammit, Macbook Pro it is... Sorry wallet. :'(

  • Samuel Descheneau
    Samuel Descheneau 4 days ago

    The Mac Minicule is an amazing machine. The standard i3 CPU is just a marketing name. It's a actually a good, low-power quad core. You have many mobile Core i7s that are just very sad dual-cores. The best Atom (C2750) is an 8core server powerhorse. The worst Xeon is a mistake. My point is this: don't believe the hype. I bought an overpriced white WhackBook 12 years ago because it ran the trifecta of OSes ; OS X, Linux, Windows. It was amazing. Now with the T2 chip, you can't even run remotely 'homebrew' software. You do not even own the hardware now. Software as a Service just went nuclear. I'm typing this from a 7 year old laptop. No recall on this one.

    • Samuel Descheneau
      Samuel Descheneau 4 days ago

      How many tablets did we throw in the trash in the span of 8 years ? Apple Inc. is not named Apple Computer anymore. They now do Consumer devices, not Work stations.

  • Dimitris
    Dimitris 4 days ago +1

    I bought a used Hp Z600 workstation at 2016 for 550euros. It's 9 years old (2010 release date) but it has 2 Xeons (X5650) runs at 2.66GHz (3.22GHz on boost) with 24 physical cores and 48Gb RAM. I bought also a GTX 1070 and there you have it. A freaking beast with 1050euros and I'm pretty sure that beats all these apple crap...

  • Ken Shaw
    Ken Shaw 4 days ago

    Aside from Final Cut fetishists why should anyone buy this thing?

  • iherb mop737
    iherb mop737 5 days ago

    It starts at $7.99

  • psammiad
    psammiad 5 days ago

    Apple are such arseholes. Why would they go out of their way to stop you running another OS on their device? Why do they even care what you do with it once you've handed over the money? They're just insane control freaks!

  • Garrett Mayes
    Garrett Mayes 5 days ago

    Plenty of people are still shocked at how small the Mini is when they see my Late 2012 model, despite how many machines I’ve seen that are even smaller. It’s actually big enough that I can set a monitor on top though!

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  • Robert Xavier
    Robert Xavier 6 days ago

    Apple could have saved a lot of money and made a lot of sales, by making the new Mac Mini a modified Mac Book Pro. Simply by removing the webcam, screen, keyboard, track pad, speakers & battery and replacing the charger with a power cable & the top side keyboard holes with an aluminum cover. It would be as powerful as a Mac Book Pro, but at half the cost.
    Do you think the LTT crew could mod up a prototype?

  • Some Times
    Some Times 6 days ago

    Hi there, I don't know too much about computers and was hoping you could help me with a couple of questions regarding this video:
    1) When referencing the Mac Mini's temperature -- what exactly qualifies as a 'sustained load'. I'm a student and will use the computer for basic tasks: word processing, slideshows, statistical analysis, etc. Would performing these tasks, sometimes for hours at a time, have it running at 95 degrees celsius?
    2) Is there any real need to have a dedicated GPU if you don't play games on your computer? I don't play games, but will the Mac Mini's lack of GPU affect the computer's performance in other ways?
    Thanks so much.

  • Alkeryn
    Alkeryn 6 days ago

    They should rebrand the mac mini into the mac and the mac pro into the big mac

  • wegder
    wegder 6 days ago

    I will probably never buy a thermally self destructing apple product.

  • Zulu Voodoo
    Zulu Voodoo 7 days ago

    As we all know, price is death of AAPL. All this talk about “services” from Tim Cook, who gives a shit about services Tim. Fire him for his arrogance, thinking he could charge more just for the name. Your a trillion dollar company FFS, how about a computer that has some balls Apple?

  • Repulse theMonkey
    Repulse theMonkey 7 days ago

    Why does Apple not understand that at £1,000 this should come with a 2gb graphics card, 16gb RAM and 512gb SSD. There is no chance of me buying the device they choose to sell.

  • CJ Price
    CJ Price 7 days ago

    Apple didn’t kill the Mac mini and the Mac mini is awesome. Hook it up to the new iPad Pro as a Mac touch screen so freakin cool

  • Alex Ross
    Alex Ross 8 days ago +1

    Too many people in this comment section are not realizing the target demographic for this product. This is a huge win device for iOS app development.

  • Superseanbarry
    Superseanbarry 8 days ago

    Fair, very fair, Good job!

  • Frédéric Jeanbart
    Frédéric Jeanbart 9 days ago

    I really like the fact that your advertisements aren't tied to be potential objects of your reviews. A great way to stay objective - at least look like so (unless there'd be Wi-Fi underwear w/integrated mobile router...)
    4:45 - "46 screws later" (+a void warranty since it's not done by a pseudo-Genius Mac authorized shop), and we can add memory... LMAO

  • Darren Mahoney
    Darren Mahoney 9 days ago

    I would love to see AMD APU in Apple products,

  • Darren Mahoney
    Darren Mahoney 9 days ago

    Question why does Apple never included a graphics card in it' mac mini or macbooks. intel graphics are poor,

  • MrDemfor
    MrDemfor 9 days ago

    I can see full video of that moment? Where i can find it?

  • Doruk Çoban
    Doruk Çoban 9 days ago

    kinda unnecessary device class by apple. its compact but its a desktop, yet its not powerful as macbook pro. if i want a compact device i would go with macbook pro. if i want a desktop, i would go with imac. if i dont have that much money i would go for hackintosh.

  • Harry Shahrum
    Harry Shahrum 9 days ago

    Call it Mac Daddy

  • LilZebra
    LilZebra 9 days ago

    I think I'm gonna stick with my Lenovo T61 for a while.

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles 10 days ago

    y not call it "Big Mac"?

  • David Cortés DaFailboatFan

    Orrrr build a MUCH more powerful sff PC and use it as a hackintosh as well as a PC (or just a hackintosh if you hate windows that bad) new or use used parts and make an even better one.

  • TheOnlyEpsilonAlpha
    TheOnlyEpsilonAlpha 10 days ago

    Mack sponsored Mac, no pun intended ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Caleb Hawk
    Caleb Hawk 10 days ago +2

    What kind of annoys me on these videos with everyone complaining about apple is that most of these people tend to be computer enthusiasts. So generally these people tend to be focused technical things such as the process of building/upgrading a computer, and intensive things such as high end video editing or gaming. The type of people who think 8GB of ram is nothing and anything below 60FPS is laughable. I get it. If this is your hobby, you're probably willing to spend a lot of money on it. You're willing to put work in to have a machine that will run everything perfectly. That's fine if that's what you want.
    What commenters here tend to forget is that you aren't really the majority in terms of consumers. Most people who use a computer just do it for simple work. A majority of gamers are technically "casual". Most people who own computers just need one that works and is easy to use, which is what apple is good at. Not to mention people like graphic designers, photographers, musicians, etc. Everyone in the comments are so engrossed in the PC "fandom" that you forget how the average person uses a computer. Generally a computer can go 3 or 4 years without being upgraded. That's because most people don't need a machine that will run everything perfectly smoothly, they just need one that works well enough. Generally, for most people who use Macs, they'll be able to get a good 4 years out of it before replacing it.
    Basically, the issue is that the Macs are for a completely different type of demographic than a high end gaming rig, so stop judging people who use them. They aren't idiots, they just have different needs than you do.
    And while we're at it, stop acting like Apple is an idiotic company that doesn't get computers. If I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure they have the highest market value of any company in the world, and if not they're one of the highest. Obviously they know what they're doing.

    • Caleb Hawk
      Caleb Hawk Day ago

      +Frank Lazar I understand that. All I'm saying is that this is obviously not a gaming computer, and this review wasn't reviewing it as a gaming computer. This isn't really a gaming channel, it's just a tech-based channel. It's seems really stuck up to say that a computer is useless bc it's not powerful enough to game.
      It's fine to say it can't game, cuz that's true. But to make a blanket statement about the entire market bc of that is just dumb.

    • Frank Lazar
      Frank Lazar 3 days ago

      These people are the gaming crowd ... the only people for whom FPS is a meaningful statstic. Apple's Macs have never been aimed at this market.

  • Shaik Abdul Haq
    Shaik Abdul Haq 10 days ago

    First time

  • Caleb wilkins
    Caleb wilkins 10 days ago

    it should be a Mac portable

  • Kuroko Tetsuya
    Kuroko Tetsuya 10 days ago

    Such irritating voice

  • ADH-Deluxe
    ADH-Deluxe 10 days ago

    Hey Linus! Thank you for a good clip nice again! I wanted to ask if that is The LG ultraclear display you have there in The background connected to The ”MAC”(macmini)?

  • TheKitty 1227
    TheKitty 1227 11 days ago

    Apple killed the Mac Mini... Something happened to it.

  • Khang Xiong
    Khang Xiong 11 days ago

    Apple seems to like running hot. It's been so even from way back on my old Mac book pro 2009 model. It runs reaaaaaalllly hot!

  • Olivier Lopez Ch
    Olivier Lopez Ch 11 days ago +2

    3:59 Lol, that burn XD

  • Agris Matejuns
    Agris Matejuns 11 days ago

    Hi Linus could U try or make video how this thing works with EGPU . ALSO intrested does EGPU works in bootcamp in windows . IM migrate to mac mini but im big fan of World if Tanks . This game is for macos but not works great.
    So for now im searching enclosers becouse i own AMD RX 580 8G

  • enlightendbel
    enlightendbel 11 days ago

    All benchmarks in this video are null and void since they were done with the 250-300€ worth of extra ram installed.

  • SquidkidMega
    SquidkidMega 11 days ago

    1:24.....the average mac user, lol

  • Nathan Frey
    Nathan Frey 11 days ago

    8GB of RAM? Are you kidding me? We should be looking at 32 and 64GB of RAM at this point

  • Juan Pedro Ibor Belveze

    A mi me encanta el nuevo MAC Mini ;)
    Otra cosa es el precio de 8 GB a 16 GB RAM o de 128GB a 256GB Pcie

  • Виталий Юнов

    Why you always need to make such a face for almost every video?

  • Wheel333
    Wheel333 12 days ago

    My 2011 mac mini still going strong.

  • Howard Maguire
    Howard Maguire 12 days ago

    Where are his eyes man. They sunk into fat

  • ProjectHomeProductions

    6:49 me: *looks over at my ryzen 7 hackintosh that scored 1895 in cinebench* im good

  • netgod3com
    netgod3com 13 days ago

    Apple is killing everything, Tim Cook needs to go and they need to find someone who adds functionality instead of relentlessly pursuing anorexia for the entire product like. Right to repair is not a trifle for Cook to try to waive away!

  • DJGM1974
    DJGM1974 13 days ago

    S100 for a decent ethernet port? Typical Apple overpricing!

  • Ralph Evangelista
    Ralph Evangelista 13 days ago

    3:17 Linus Anxiety Tips

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    Garrett Ewing 13 days ago


  • Dale Cosby
    Dale Cosby 13 days ago

    I run 8GB in a hackintosh similar to this and in an older Mac mini. 8 GB is all most people need. Of course performance was good with only 8 GB. You have to be doing a lot to need more than that. Of course, 4k video would do the trick but most people don't do that.

  • Mac McRae
    Mac McRae 13 days ago

    lol 8k with a face for radio.

  • Ali Rafiei
    Ali Rafiei 13 days ago

    Damn Linus, that sponsorship segment was smooth af :0

  • nightrazer85
    nightrazer85 13 days ago

    Hopefully a fix will come around for this. Give or take a few months. I have a few ideas how it could be done (5 or 6 of them), but not the skills to do it.
    And since linux users often use older hardware to my knowledge, this will work out in the end. Using cutting edge hardware is often an issue when running
    Linux anyway, there just is not support or drivers available.

  • VioletDragon Projects
    VioletDragon Projects 13 days ago

    it should be called! The overpriced garbage!

  • prayogi bambang
    prayogi bambang 14 days ago

    The power of Brand.

  • Clinton Neal
    Clinton Neal 14 days ago

    I have to reiterate that my advice to all, in any configuration is that the Mac mini is a firm DO NOT buy. Based on horrific thermals, thermal throttling, unwarranted high price, poor refresh cycles. If you need a computer just buy a PC and you'll get far more value for your money in this case in addition to it being a modular totally upgradable design. Nobody should be buying Macs at this day and age. And I'll let you in on a little secret, Apple is not far away from killing Macs in general as evidenced by the lack of refresh to the line in recent decades and the removing of the word Computer from their name Apple Computer.

    • Dale Cosby
      Dale Cosby 13 days ago

      Apple won't be killing that Mac anytime soon

  • Jason
    Jason 15 days ago

    You really like shadow of the tomb raider

  • Jason
    Jason 15 days ago

    Red scarf guy. That's fashion?

  • ansarirayyan
    ansarirayyan 15 days ago


    • ansarirayyan
      ansarirayyan 15 days ago

      I knew this was too good to be true...

  • Goldfish
    Goldfish 15 days ago +3

    They took the headphone jacks from iPhones for this????

  • Mad Ijet
    Mad Ijet 15 days ago

    Not Mac Mini but Mac Small

  • Voice Power
    Voice Power 15 days ago

    can I use all 4 thunderbolts for monitors, ... not necessarily hd or 4K ?

  • San Mane
    San Mane 15 days ago

    They should call it the big mac

  • Immyis
    Immyis 15 days ago

    How about this with the imac? Price wise seems about same once you take higher processor.

  • Will Taylor Pro Photo
    Will Taylor Pro Photo 16 days ago

    I gave you a thumbs up for this great video, but the small connecter where you pulled the wire instead of prying up on the connector was risky. I was able to get tips from another TheXvid channel which made it so much easier. That channel however, had even problems but between this video and the other, I was able to get this done in less than 30 minutes. Thank you!

  • pixoariz
    pixoariz 16 days ago

    More helium!

  • Herbert Gilliland
    Herbert Gilliland 16 days ago

    BlackMagic eGPU

  • Jason Watkins
    Jason Watkins 16 days ago

    macOS buries Windows 10 in every aspect. Queue Windows fanboys.

  • Daniel Ahern
    Daniel Ahern 16 days ago

    seems like you can add a second hard drive:


    mere 8gb ram? lol... that's pretty standard dude

  • Rishi Patel
    Rishi Patel 17 days ago


  • Redowan Nafi
    Redowan Nafi 17 days ago

    You what's worse than a mac mini? Squarespace. It's even more 'over expensive' than the mac mini.

  • Zabivaka
    Zabivaka 17 days ago


  • HoizhockaAUT - Gaming und co

    Me when I saw the Price + Specs:

  • Сергей Штырлов

    That unpackaging process though xD

  • Rob P
    Rob P 17 days ago

    I had bought Macs for over ten years (consisting of an iMac, Mac Mini and MacBook Air) and completely intended on buying a Mac Mini, but with the price being $1000 for the base model, I decided to pick myself up a gaming laptop and swap in an SSD and it cost me $100 less. I honestly don’t think I’m going back

  • Jos Meijer
    Jos Meijer 17 days ago

    I'm sorry. I really want to be excited about Apple products, but every single thing that could make it stand out is being constrained by poor business decisions and weird compromises.
    A RAM upgrade requires over half an hour of time and a special size T6 screwdriver. Storage is not upgradable. Relying on Integrated graphics is just plain wrong. Intel NUC does this type of product so much better.
    I'm not saying that Intel doesn't have it's flaws with its small form factor all in one PC, but compared to Apple they bring more to the table and to me is the superior option.

  • RedisHungry
    RedisHungry 18 days ago

    M : Most
    A : Applications
    C : Crash
    I : If
    N : Not
    T : The
    O : Operating
    S : System
    H : Hangs

  • White Noise
    White Noise 18 days ago

    lol - 2TB storage, $1400.00 .... Are Mac people fucking Insane ???

  • White Noise
    White Noise 18 days ago

    The GPU is Balls tho .. So what's the point ??

  • Michael Frasca
    Michael Frasca 18 days ago

    They killed it when they increased the price

  • Tiago Jordão
    Tiago Jordão 18 days ago

    4:03 The bottom lid used to rotate to open. What kind of backwards opening system is that they have now?

  • Veselka
    Veselka 19 days ago

    apple is best