No, I’m not getting rid of it, it cost way too much. I am extremely disappointed in Apple though. I’ve not had a machine with these issues in a long time (Looking at you 2011 Macbook Pro with crap GPU). According to iFixit, it looked like the BT module is integrated, so no hope of replacing it with a better one (Which a user shouldn’t have to do).
I’ve been running a lot of test events leading up to 360|AnDev (later this week), 360|iDev next month, and then Chicago Roboto the month after.
I dug out an old pair of (extremely high quality, minor plus) in ear monitors. Wired.
I’ve plugged my magic keyboard and trackpad in.
I’ve set up a Zoom H1 as a mic (wired via USB).
All because the Bluetooth on this Mini is nearly unusable.
Last Friday during our final 360|AnDev one shot, i had my Airpods Pro in, everything was working, they were the only BT device. The connection dropped, which the system responded to by pausing the video that was playing. The video I was streaming to two dozen attendees.
How this device (I assume they all suffer it) made it out of QA I can’t fathom.
Don’t get me started on the fact that even under normal usage load the top of the device is too hot to touch.
If asked, I couldn’t recommend the current generation Mac Mini. :(