When Apple had everything ready to launch Macs with M1s, it first thought it best if some developers had a sneak peek. To that end, they sent those who met the requirements, an M1 Transition Kit, with a Mac mini with ARM architecture. Now, months later, requests their return before April.
The M1 Transition Kit will have to be returned before March 31
Apple has been known to send developers who have an M1 Transition Kit emails to remind them to return it by March 31 of this year. This kit consisted of Mac minis with A12Z chips to be provided: 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports and an HDMI 2.0 port;
Almost a year these Kits have been in the hands of the developers. Exactly since June when the company began to send them until now at the end of March that they have to return them. Enough time to have determined its functionality, faults, advantages and recommendations. Although the M1 Macs have some flaws, like the SSD, they are actually very precise and very powerful machines. Of course, hackers seem to have their eye on them.
Reference is also made in the messages sent that these developers at the time the return is effective, will be able to access a discount at the Apple Store of a value of 500 dollars for the purchase of any product. Although Apple drops that the ideal would be the purchase of a Mac with M1.
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Thank you again for participating in the Universal Quick Start Program and for committing to creating great Mac applications. We are following the shipping instructions to return the Developer Transition Kit (DTK) that was loaned to you as part of the program. Please take a moment to review these details and send us all DTKs before March 31, 2021.
As we mentioned in our last email, once the DTK return is confirmed, you will receive a credit of 500 USD in the form of a single use promo code valid until the end of 2021. You can use it towards the purchase of a new Mac M1 or other Apple products ordered through the Apple Store Online.