YouTuber shows how $699 iPhone 12 mini outperforms $3500 iMac

Apple has brought back compact size smartphones with the launch of the new 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini. In addition to the launch of its flagship iPhone 12 series, Apple also launched the M1 chip and three new Apple Silicon Mac models this month: 13-inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The company claims that these new Macs have the fastest processors and provide the best battery life thanks to the M1 chip.

However, a tech reviewer, Linus Tech Tips, who was expecting a new design language instead of a hardware bump in the new Macs was disappointed and might have criticized the M1 MacBook models more harshly than Apple deserved. Thus, YouTuber Jonathan Morris took on himself to prove that Apple Silicon has the ability to deliver incredible performance than Intel Core processor, in a video title, “Dear Linus, You Are Wrong About Apple M1”.

M1 chip MacBook Pro

$699 iPhone 12 mini outperforms $3500 iMac

As the first orders of the new Mac models will arrive by next week, so Morris used iPhone 12 mini’s A14 Bionic chip to display the power of Apple Silicon against an Intel-based 10-core iMac. For the performance test of Apple Silicon, he exported a 19 seconds,10 bit HDR clip in 4K on both machines. Where the iMac took more than 2 minutes, the iPhone 12 mini exported the clip in seconds.

The purpose was to highlight the boost in performance new Macs on M1 are going to offer. If an A14 Bionic smartphone chip in the smallest iPhone 12 mini can outperform a $3500 iMac, then we can imagine the high-performance M1 will bring to the new Macs. Morris also praised the major improvement in power efficiency in the new M1 Macs which give up to 20 hours of battery life which is “revolutionary” in all sense of the word.

iPhone 12 mini

The M1 chip, the first in the family of Apple Silicon for Mac, is designed to deliver up to 3.9x faster video processing and up to 7.1x faster image processing. Its 8-core CPU gives up to 2x faster CPU performance than the latest Intel laptop chips. Thus, Morris concluded the video with the advice that “don’t write things off unless you’ve tried them.”


iPhone 12 mini offers all the latest hardware and advanced technology which the high-end models of iPhone 12 offer. It has an XDR Retina display with Ceramic Shield protection, offers 5G network support, and features Night mode on wide and ultra-wide cameras, and even Dolby Vision video capture. The new flat design has improved the grip-ability of the smartphone too. Starting at $699, the 5.4-inch iPhone12 mini is available at and in stores.

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