9To5Mac reports that while it is based on the mini, the “Mac Studio” is expected to be feature a more powerful hardware. Two renditions are currently in the works at Apple with one featuring the M1 Max chip and the other to feature the Apple Silicon Chip, making it even more powerful than the current M1 Max. The “Mac Studio” would present a new category that lands itself between the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro.
Rumors have also indicated that the company is working on an “Apple Studio Display” which would allow for 7K resolution. It is unclear if the new monitors would use the A13 chip from the iPhone 11. The size is currently unknown as well, though with higher resolution, it hints at a larger display screen. The “Mac Studio” could become a permanent fixture in Apple’s growing product line, acting as a temporary solution for those who want a faster desktop but cannot wait until the launch of the new Mac Pro produced with the Apple processor.
Stay tuned on March 8th for new product reveals.
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