Mac mini Late 2012

The Apple Mac mini Late 2012 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2014 as part of the Mac mini series. The computer has been 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 Unibody without drive
Source: – Mac mini Unibody without drive

Mac mini Late 2012 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 23, 2012
DiscontinuedOctober 16, 2014
Model IdentifierMacmini6,1 (2.5 GHz)
Macmini6,2 (2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz)
Model NumberA1347
Order NumberMD387LL/A (2.5 GHz)
MD388LL/A (2.3 GHz)
Original Price$599
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

Tech Specs


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)
Number of Cores2
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 Fusion Drive
256 GB SSD
MediaUSB Macbook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


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


Built-in DisplayNone


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


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 )
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


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
Bundled SoftwareOS X 10.8
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)




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

Apple Support – Mac mini (Late 2012): Technical Specifications

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