Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has made some last-minute confirmations on the eve of Apple’s “Peek Performance” event. Gurman has tweeted that Apple could unveil a new “Mac Studio” machine along with a new display that runs iOS at Tuesday’s event.
Gurman’s tweet follows YouTuber Luke Miani sharing renders of what he claims is the “Mac Studio,” showing off a machine that features a design like a thicker Mac mini. The “Mac Studio” is said to feature the same square-shaped design as the current Mac mini, but it sits at four inches tall and features a new thermal design to mitigate the heat.
Miani said that the “Mac Studio” would “unequivocally” be announced during the spring event, and now it appears Gurman is confirming that.
Am told the Mac Studio (smaller Mac Pro/more powerful Mac mini) plus the new monitor running iOS are “ready to go” – so I believe they should arrive tomorrow. https://t.co/MvrGwTfGmy
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 7, 2022
Previous rumors have mentioned both a high-end Mac mini and a smaller Mac Pro that are in development, and it appears that these rumors may have been talking about the same device.
The hybrid Mac Studio could be a replacement for the high-end Mac mini and it could also be pushed as a smaller alternative to the Mac Pro. While it isn’t expected to be quite as powerful as the Mac Pro, it is expected to use Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
Alongside the Mac Studio, Apple is rumored to have a “Studio Display” ready for unveiling. The Studio Display is said to feature a 27-inch size with slightly larger bezels than the Pro Display XDR. Gurman indicates that the display will “run iOS,” indicating that it will sport a built-in A-series chip.
Apple’s “Peek Performance” event will take place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 8. It will be live-streamed through multiple sources. If you aren’t able to view the event live, you can visit MacTrast afterward, as we’ll be reporting on all of the highlights after the event.