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First Developer Transition Kits for Apple Silicon begin to arrive

Apple’s Developer Transition Kit, that Mac mini with A12Z chip that the company has handed out to developers to start working on migrating their applications, is starting to be shipped . And as it could not be otherwise, there are already those who share their reception through social networks.

Here’s a tweet to prove it. Axel Roest, developer, has published a photograph of the computer still sealed in its box. Another developer named Adrian Thomas has done the same, even comparing it with the old transition kit distributed by Apple during the transition from PowerPC to Intel:

First Developer Transition Kits for Apple Silicon begin to arrive
First Developer Transition Kits for Apple Silicon begin to arrive

And here’s even a welcome packet:

The difference in size is evident, although judging by the responses to both tweets, what people are most interested in is having one of those lucky developers do some performance testing to see how that A12Z chip performs working in the heart of a Mac.

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We’re going to end up seeing those tests sooner or later, but beware: whoever does it and publishes it is going to have a problem. Apple’s policy explicitly prohibits the sharing of information about the computer, including photos:

In other words, those two tweets with the images of the Developer Transition Kit box already border on the not allowed with those photos . They can defend themselves with a ” that’s not a computer image, but their box “, but I don’t think Apple has decided to have too much wide sleeve with what is going to be the future of their computers. Still, we have to say that we are not made of stone: if someone dares to publish benchmarks or pictures of the inside of the Developer Transition Kit, we will take a good look at it.

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