Apple expands Ethernet Support. For two product ranges, the manufacturer has added new options for faster Ethernet connection: The Mac Mini Mac Mini with Apple’s M1 chip introduced in November is now available for an additional charge with an RJ-45 connection for 10 GBit Ethernet. The support of the faster standard allows connection speeds with 1 Gbit / s, 2.5 Gbit / s, 5 GBit / s and 10 GBit / s, as Apple exports.
10-Gigabit Ethernet for Mac Mini and iPad Pro
The option for 10-gigabit Ethernet costs 115 euros extra and can also be configured in the entry-level model. StandardMabig supports the M1 Mac Mini 10/100 / 1000Base-T Gigabit, the 10-Gigabit option of the operation with Intel processor was missing so far – very much to the Arger some customer. Support for 10-GBIT Ethernet already indicated because EC2 instances with MacOS will be booked for the first time at AWS. Amazon also wants to use Mac Minis with M1 chip.
The newly presented iPad Pro 2021 also supports 10-gigabit Ethernet Uber Thunderbolt, as Apple emphasized on Tuesday – a novelty for iOS equipment. For this, an adapter is required, which uses the USB-C port, finally renounces the Dunne Tablet on an RJ-45 port. For example, the manufacturer OWC offers such a "10g Ethernet adapter" For Thunderbolt Gerate, the network adapter costs around 180 euros.
iMac hides RJ-45 in the power supply
In the new M1-iMac, Apple has removed the RJ-45 port from the back of the back, but not completely deleted: A Gigabit Ethernet port is still integrated in the external power supply of the All-In-One-Mac. This has the additional advantage that the additional network cable does not have to be pulled up to the desk. If you need 10 GBit / s, you have to avoid one of the currently mentioned Thunderbolt adapters.
If you want to buy an iMac, however, should be aware that the power supply is missing with integrated Ethernet port in the entry-level model – it costs a surcharge of $ 30 at this model, a Eurural price is not yet available. Alternatively, Gigabit-Ethernet also lets a USB-C adapter for around 30 euros.
Apple Spring 2021 imacs
We expected: Colorful iMacs on M1-based.