Apple Now Offers $100 10Gb Ethernet Add-On for Mac Mini

In addition to overhauling the iMac lineup with new M1 ‌iMac‌ options, Apple today quietly added a new feature to the Mac mini. ‌Mac mini‌ buyers can now opt to add a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port to the device for a $100 add-on.

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When the ‌Mac mini‌ launched, there was a Gigabit Ethernet option, but no upgrade to 10 Gigabit available.

There was, however, a sign that 10 Gigabit Ethernet was coming. MacRumors discovered a mention of M1-based ‌Mac mini‌ logic boards with 10 Gigabit Ethernet in an internal parts list provided to Apple Authorized Service Providers.

We were not certain why those parts were listed at the time, but with the addition of 10 Gigabit Ethernet to the ‌Mac mini‌, it was clear that Apple was planning to make it a consumer-available feature.

The new ‌Mac mini‌ with 10 Gigabit Ethernet can be ordered starting today.

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Top Rated Comments

Lestdog Avatar
22 weeks ago

How can they, or anyone that buys this, justify the $100 price difference for a part that costs $3 more?
Look up at how much it cost to add a 10 gig Ethernet pcie card and get back to us.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
22 weeks ago

How can they, or anyone that buys this, justify the $100 price difference for a part that costs $3 more?
Show me a 10GbE card anywhere that costs $3 anywhere. Indeed, show me a 10GbE controller chip that costs $3. It's not even close to that cheap.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MvdM Avatar
22 weeks ago
Does it come with a separate power supply?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Neil Harrison Avatar
22 weeks ago
Doh I only just got mine
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aforty Avatar
22 weeks ago
How can they, or anyone that buys this, justify the $100 price difference for a part that costs $3 more?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDento Avatar
22 weeks ago
I’ll let Samsung, Huawei, and sane Apple fans comment on that, I am out of here.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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