MacBook Air M3 256GB SSD Speeds

Here you have it. The Macbook Air’s biggest issue since the M2 has been fixed. M2’s 256GB model’s SSD speeds were roughly 1500MB/s read and write, the M3 is twice that. You no longer have to upgrade to the 512GB model to enjoy the faster speeds.

The M1 Mac mini – A Short Review and Unboxing

Edit: this post was supposed to come out last December, so yes it is very late. And I know we will likely have a new Mac mini in twenty four hours’ time. Yes, it is true. The M1 Mac mini has been out for a full year. Why did I buy it now? Because the […]

AirPods 3 Unboxing and a Short Review

The 3rd Generation AirPods (AirPods 3 from here on) are finally here. Ordered a pair the day they became available locally, and after testing them for the last few hours, I am impressed. AirPods Pro owners who love the increased sound quality and spatial audio but are not a fan of the in-ear tips will […]

iPad mini 6 Purple Unboxing and Thoughts

It is finally here! The iPad mini has been Air-ified and now justifies its place as an mini version of the iPad Air, above the standard cheap iPad (SE?), with the redesign to a home button-less face and a Touch ID power button. One major difference the iPad mini 6 has is the screen aspect […]

Apple Watch Sport Band English Lavender 45mm Unboxing

Apple finally released a proper purple Apple Watch band after Ultraviolet a few years ago. English Lavender is also part of the very first bands to have the 41mm and 45mm markings. Such a wonderful shade of purple. I like it a lot more than Ultraviolet. The English Lavender Sport Band is available from Apple […]

The ExFAT Podcast Episode 4 : Zoom Recording Has Questionable Quality

After a long hiatus, Ryu and Dan are back taking shots at Apple’s CSAM mistake, NSO’s Pegasus spyware and discussed iOS 15 and their wishes for the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7. You can find Ryu on Twitter at @macryudotcom and on Instagram at @macryudotcom and Dan on Instagram at @danitanmen.

Apple Back to School 2021 (Singapore)

Appleā€™s Back to School program is back in Singapore for 2021. Comes with the usual free AirPods, and 20% off AppleCare+. Honestly speaking ever since they switched from giving Beats full size headphones to AirPods I find the offering much weaker than before, especially since they were giving away Beats Studio 3s in some countries […]

Apple Announced the “Apple Watch International Collection Bands” aka Olympics Bands

During the last Olympics in 2016, Apple has released a collection of limited edition Olympics woven nylon Apple Watch bands, and the expectation was that they will do the same for the 2020 Olympics as well. Of course the COVID-19 pandemic happened and the Olympics were delayed by a year, so Apple could not released […]

The AirPods Max (Sky Blue) – Unboxing and a Short Review

I know this is way past the AirPods Max’s launch period, but I was not able to have access to one until very recently. I have been testing it heavily for more than a week already, and I can not find anything bad about it (other than the price, which obviously is going to be […]

The MacRyu Podcast Episode 2: The M1 iPad Pros, 24 inch iMacs started shipping! And some other worthless tidbits

May was a slow month. The M1 iPad Pros finally shipped, and Ryu is excited about the 12.9 inch one. 24 inch iMacs are nice, Apple TV and iOS 14.6 are boring. And he waits for WWDC. Follow the MacRyu Podcast on the following podcast platforms;


MacRyu is the Mac Blog by Singaporeans and for Singaporeans. It was started in April 2007 as a side project of the then President of the Official Mac User Group of NUS, Ryu, and grew to become possibly one of the most popular Apple-related sites based in Singapore. MacRyu hopes to provide you with more Mac-related info, thoughts and stuff, from the Singaporean perspective.

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