Mac mini Late 2012 Datasheet

Mac mini Unibody without superdrive
Source: apple.com – Mac mini Unibody without SuperDrive

The Apple Mac mini Late 2012 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2014 as part of the Mac mini series. The computer was introduced on October 23, 2012, and its price started at $599.

The new Mac mini features a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.3 GHz or 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive, Bluetooth 4.0, and 1 GB Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics in the base model.

This Mac mini has been discontinued on October 16, 2014. Today Mac mini Late 2012 is 11 years old!

Mac mini Late 2012 Details

IntroducedOctober 23, 2012 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 16, 2014 – 9 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 20, 2022 – 22 months ago
Time on the Market23 months (1 year)
Time of Support116 months (9 years)
Model IdentifierMacmini6,1 (2.5 GHz)
Macmini6,2 (2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz)
Model NumberA1347
EMC2570
Order NumberMD387LL/A (2.5 GHz)
MD388LL/A (2.3 GHz)
Original Price$599
$799
$899
ColorsAluminum
Weight2.7 Ibs.
1.224 KG
Dimensions1.4” H x 7.7” W x 7.7” D
3.55 cm H x 19.55 cm W x 19.55 cm D

Mac mini Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core i5 3210M “Ivy Bridge” (2.5 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3615QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.3 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3720QM “Ivy Bridge” (2.6 GHz)
Processor Speed2.5 GHz
2.3 GHz
2.6 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.1 GHz (2.5 GHz)
Up to 3.3 GHz (2.3 GHz)
Up to 3.6 GHz (2.6 GHz)
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
4
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI)
Cache3 MB on-chip shared L3 (2.5 GHz)
4 MB on-chip shared L3 (2.3 GHz or 2.6 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage500 GB HDD
1 TB HDD
1 TB Fusion Drive
256 GB SSD
MediaUSB Macbook Air SuperDrive (Optional)

Memory

Built-in Memory4 GB
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC3-12800 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics MemoryUp to 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – HDMI or Thunderbolt
Display ModeDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportSupports an HDMI-compatible device while using one Thunderbolt display or support for two Thunderbolt displays
External ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1080 pixels (HDMI)
Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels (Thunderbolt)
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs.

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)

Connections

Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 )
ModemNone
Wi-Fi802.11n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
USB4 – Up to 5 Gbps
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
Thunderbolt1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote only
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – HDMI or Thunderbolt

Peripherals

PeripheralsNone

Software

Original OSOS X 10.8.1
Later OSOS X 10.8.2
OS X 10.8.3
OS X 10.9
OS X 10.9.2
Maximum OSmacOS 10.15.7
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
AirDropSupported
HandoffSupported
Bundled SoftwareOS X 10.8
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)

Power

Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power85 W
Line Voltage100 – 240 V AC

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Disclaimer: The data presented in this article is under continuous development and has been manually collected from various sources based on their availability. The author of this article may revise this dataset as additional research is conducted and reviewed. Please note that the information is provided “as is” and “as available” without express or implied warranties. The author cannot be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in the published information. Any warranties relating to this information are hereby disclaimed.