Apple News Rusk of the Week
Regular listeners Mac Observer’s The Daily Observations Podcast knows that I’m not a big fan of the Mac mini for my own personal use. But I will admit that it is a capable Mac for certain users. So this pleased me next as it caught my attention Cult of Mac: “A Mac mini and a solid screen make a great combination [Setups]. ”
Duncan Schultz, a government official from the country below, started working from home in Brisbane earlier this year. It turned out to be a great opportunity to upgrade his setup. He got rid of his iMac from 2015 and instead bought a 2020 Mac mini and decided to experiment. He specified the Mac mini with 32 GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. He wanted lots of screen property without having two screens. So he connected it to a Samsung 43-inch 4K Smart TV and does not look back.
Very nicely configured. And 32 GB of RAM. Sweet.
• Kl iMore Rene Ritchie fills us on iPhone water resistance. “The iPhone 12 should change the water distance game.”
You may think your iPhone – any phone really – is waterproof … but it’s not. It is not even very waterproof, not for all water, not all the time. It’s complicated. But I’ll explain to you why it is, what you can do with it, and most importantly, what Apple can do with it with the iPhone 12 – or iPhone after that.
There is a lot to learn.
• There have been consistent rumors that only high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max will support the fastest version of 5G, ie millimeter wavelengths. Cold mmWave. But few have explained the technical reason. In this article, “Source: Only one of Apple’s new iPhones supports the fastest 5G,” we learn why.
All the phones in the new iPhone 12 line support the slower but more common Sub-6 type 5G service, but only the largest, tallest phone in the line, a 6.5-inch display device probably called the iPhone Pro Max, will also support millimeter wave 5G.
The source says that only the largest phone in the line has room inside for the special antenna design required for the millimeter wave and larger battery needed to accommodate the millimeter wave’s significant power consumption.
MacRumors are amplified. You pay for this luxury. Pay attention to the time of purchase.
• Quick but important guidance from Forbes: “IOS 13.7: Apple’s new Covid-19 contact tracking system explained.”
• Finally, Nathan Ingraham at engadget has spent a lot of time with the public beta of macOS Big Sur. Here is his report. “MacOS Big Sur Preview: Five Things to Know Before Installing.” This is a good read.
Particle Debris is generally a mixture of John Martellaro’s observations and opinions about a unique event or weekly article (s) followed by a discussion of articles that did not. TMO headlines, the technical news. The column is published most every Friday except holiday weeks.