In case you missed the news, Apple will hold their next event (product announcement) on March 8. Titled “Peek Performance”, the event is likely to showcase a revamped Mac mini, and potentially a 13" MacBook Pro replacement too - current rumors suggest it may keep the current appearance, only upgrading the internals. An iPhone SE (third gen) is also likely to be announced.
The spelling of “Peek” (rather than “Peak”) would suggest there will be a preview of something to come later in the year. AR glasses? Mac Pro? My money is on the second one.
And…it’s over. The rumors were pretty much correct in all aspects except for the M1 Ultra SOC, which I hadn’t seen mentioned anywhere.
The Mac Studio is a monster, and probably overkill for most people. It’s faster than the current Mac Pro! $1999 with an M1 Max and $3999 with an M1 Ultra. I’m perfectly happy with my M1 mini for development.
The new display looks very nice at $1599 for those looking for a 27" screen with a 12mp camera, nice speakers, and USB C ports.
I think the $1600 price tag is higher than it should be. The LG 5K is $1200, and even that should have dropped in price by now. Yes, the Apple Studio Display has nicer features - the speakers and camera - but they are otherwise nearly the same display.