We talk Apple’s incoming hardware drop plus insane M1 Mac mini performance on The CultCast

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There’s nothing small about Mac mini’s performance!

This week on The CultCast: Get your wallets ready, Apple reportedly has a mysterious hardware release planned for December 8! We discuss. Plus: The M1 Mac mini is an unstoppable monster, and we’ve got more insane benchmarks to drool over. Seriously, do not waste your money on anything but an M1 Mac.

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The CultCast: Episode No. 469

Apple hardware drop, incoming!

On the show this week

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This week’s Apple news

Apple plans mysterious hardware release on December 8

  • Apple could have a Christmas surprise up its sleeve.

M1 Mac mini runs Windows 10 far faster than Microsoft Surface Pro X

  • New tests show relatively speedy performance for a Mac mini with an ARM-based Apple M1 processor running the ARM version of Windows 10. Even though the operating system is running as a virtual machine, benchmarks show the device can handle X86 applications far faster than the Microsoft Surface Pro X, which also uses an ARM chip.

Don’t waste your money on anything but an M1 Mac!

We discussed the findings of these two videos on the show. You should definitely watch them if you want more info on these screaming machines.

iOS 14.2 Quietly Added FaceTime 1080p Support to iPhone 8 and Later Models (MacRumors)

  • Back in early November, Apple released iOS 14.2 and announced with it a slew of new features for iPhones, but one thing it didn’t mention was the apparent addition of support for 1080p FaceTime calls on iPhone 8 and later devices.

iPhone 12 is Apple’s best-selling handset in years

  • In the first weeks they were available, each of the iPhone 12 models sold far better than any of their predecessors released in the past three years, according to a research firm.