Apple Inc., an American multinational technology company, has recently announced the updated Mac mini with double storage capacity than the existing version. The base model of Mac mini will come with 256GB standard storage, while the higher priced version has 512GB storage space.

The existing version of the Mac mini was launched in November 2018, with the base model’s storage capacity starting at 128GB. Users who require more storage can add as much as a 2TB solid-state drive (SSD) for an added price. The Mac mini model also consists a range of ports such as headphone and Ethernet jacks, HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. It also updated the general model design and finish with various specifications.

However, some limitations have been observed in the device, regarding the performance of graphics processing unit (GPU), which is ill-suited to handle certain workloads. Despite these limitations, the latest model will prove beneficial for use for storage tasks and as a media server among consumers. Users can log in to the company’s website to get access to the new storage options.

This announcement comes along the heels of Apple’s launch of its updated MacBook Air laptop and iPad Pro tablet, both of which are available for online purchasing. MacBook Air laptop features a scissor-based Magic Keyboard instead of its previous controversial butterfly keyboard and has a standard storage of 256GB. On the other hand, the new iPad Pro features added support for the trackpad as well as keyboard through its new iPadOS version.

Apple stores based out of China are reportedly expected to be temporarily shut down in an effort to support social distancing move amid coronavirus pandemic. However, despite the global crisis, the company has not been deterred from releasing new products, as is evident from its recent launch.

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