After launching the first-generation M1 series Apple Silicon, the Cupertino tech giant is reportedly experimenting with its Mac lines. 9to5Mac claims that Apple is developing a new “Mac Studio” a hybrid of Mac mini and Mac Pro.
Currently, Mac Pro features up to a 28-core Intel Xeon W processor, up to four GPUs, up to 1.5TB, and more, starting from $5,999. In 2020, the company introduced re-engineered Mac mini powered by an M1 chip with an 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, up to 16GB unified memory, and up to 2TB SSD storage, starting from $699.
Apple to introduce two models of the new “Mac Studio” featuring M1 Max and an even more powerful chip
As per the report, the new Mac computer is referred to by the codename “J375” internally and it will be a pro version of Mac mini and launch with two variants. And more importantly, Apple is not only going to introduce a new Mac computer but also an advanced Apple Silicon. The new “Mac Studio” models will be equipped with an M1 Max chip and an even more powerful chip.
Based on information seen by 9to5Mac, the new Mac Studio is primarily based on the Mac mini, but with much more powerful hardware. Apple has two versions of Mac Studio under development. One features the M1 Max chip (the same as the 2021 MacBook Pro) and the other a variant of the Apple Silicon chip that is even more powerful than the current M1 Max.
It is also reported that the tech company plans to market the new Mac computer with the new “Apple Studio Display”, as a combo. In December 2021, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg claimed that the new Mac Pro will launch in 2022, along with a new high-end iMac with Apple Silicon, entry-level MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
On March 8, the tech giant is holding its first launch event virtually “Peek Performance” and the expected new devices are iPhone SE 3, MacBook Pro with M2 chip, 27-inch larger iMac Pro and iPad Air 5.