Gurman reconfirms launch of new Apple external display at upcoming March 8 event

Apple’s March 8 event, “Peek Performance”, is just days away and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reiterates that the Cupertino tech giant might unveil an updated Mac mini, along with a new Apple external display, iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5, and other products. 

Apple Pro XDR external display

Apple completed work on an external display “months ago,” and plans to debut it on Tuesday

On Friday, it was reported that Apple is working on an updated model of its Pro Display XDR. The new display, rumored to be called “Apple Studio Display” features 7K resolution, a mini-LED display with 120Hz ProMotion, and is powered by Apple Silicon.

Now, in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman says that Apple could preview another product on Tuesday. A next-generation external display that Apple completed work on “months ago.” It is important to note that Gurman does not say the external display is the same product as the rumored “Apple Studio Display”.

I also wouldn’t rule out Apple previewing its next-generation external display. I’m told Apple actually completed work on it months ago, and the device was due to launch soon after last year’s MacBook Pro. Apple’s last in-house monitor came in 2019 alongside the Intel Mac Pro. A monitor would also explain the “peek” spelling.

Apple Pro Display XDR

In addition, Gurman also predicts that Apple will launch an M2 or M1 Pro Mac mini at its upcoming event as sources told him the product is “ready to go.”

I’m told from a developer source that Apple has been testing multiple Macs with a new chip in recent weeks that includes an eight-core CPU (four efficiency cores and four high-performance cores) and 10 GPU cores. Those are exactly the specifications of the M2 chip I detailed last year.

Apple has been testing this new chip on machines running macOS 12.3 (which should be released in the next week or two and run on the new Macs) and a future macOS 12.4, as well as macOS 13, which will be previewed in June at WWDC 2022.

apple - M1 Mac mini

Gurman also notes that Apple is readying several new Macs that are expected to be released in May or June. While the new iMac Pro or Mac Pro is not ready to go on sale at this time, Apple might offer customers a preview of the machines on Tuesday.

Learn how to watch Apple’s “Peek Performance” March 8, 2022 event here.

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