Developers have started receiving the Developer Transition Kit, namely a Mac mini with an A12Z chip loaned by Apple for $ 500. So happy to receive this first Apple Silicon Mac, some developers have posted photos (of the box) on Twitter, forgetting a little quickly that they had signed a confidentiality agreement prohibiting them from doing this. Unless the box is not part of the NDA …
How many new transition kits would fit in the old transition kit? pic.twitter.com/mG0iTkJ4cY
— Adrian Thomas 🇪🇺 (@adrianthomas) June 29, 2020
Wow, that was an amazingly fast shipment of my new ARM Mac, aka Apple DTK!
Happy as a clam in salt water, I am! pic.twitter.com/ODdQuphFlc
– Axel Roest (@axello) June 29, 2020
Benchmarks are also prohibited by Apple. This special Mac mini should only be used by developers to test and adapt their applications on the new hardware architecture.
The first Apple Silicon Mac will be on the market by the end of the year. It won’t necessarily be a Mac mini; the rumors are more about an iMac and a 13 “MacBook Pro in the first place.