The rumor mill is heating up in the days leading up to Apple’s next big event.
The “peek performance” stream set for March 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET could feature lots of different things, from a new iPhone SE to new iPads. Now, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, there’s word that Apple is planning to reveal a new Mac model with professionals in mind called “Mac Studio.”
Not much is known yet about Mac Studio. Its name could change by the time Apple shows it off on Tuesday (if that’s indeed what happens), and we have no idea what it looks like. According to 9to5Mac’s sources, one of the two rumored models will have the M1 Max chip from last year’s MacBook Pro, while another model will have an even stronger Apple silicon chip powering it.
The site also reported that Apple is working on a high-end monitor for professionals called “Apple Studio Display,” which is said to sport a 7K resolution. Given the name, it would make sense for that new monitor and this new computer to launch together and be marketed as companions for one another, in a package that’s meant to appeal to a certain segment of professionals,
In other words, that’s a setup that will probably run you a couple thousand bucks, at least. Should these reports come true, expect Mac Studio to cater to people who make Hollywood movies and other things that require high-end software and hardware. But hey, at least the new iPhone SE will probably be cheap.