We’ll be covering the biggest Apple Peek Performance Event announcements
On Tuesday, March 8, there were a number of major Apple Peek Performance Event announcements made. The most surprising of all were the Mac Studio desktop, the Studio Display monitor, and the newest addition to the Apple Silicon lineup, the M1 Ultra processor. Just in case you weren’t able to watch the event live, we have bundled the biggest Apple Peek Performance Event announcements for your reference. Let’s go over the highlights from the tech giant’s spring hardware event.
The Mac Studio is Apple’s newest Mac model, and it’s essentially a taller Mac Mini with all the input and output ports a creative would need: 4x Thunderbolt 4, 1x SD card, 2x USB-C, 2x USB-A, 1x HDMI, 1x 10-Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 headphone jack. There’s also two fans for cooling and even more USB-C ports in the back. Two versions of the Mac Studio are available, one containing the M1 Max processor which Apple claims is 50% faster than the 16-core Xeon Mac Pro, and one containing the new M1 Ultra processor that’s 60% faster than the 29-core Xeon Mac Pro. The starting price for the Mac Studio with M1 Max is $1,999, while the M1 Ultra version starts at $3,999.
With its slim all-aluminum design, the 27-inch 5K Retina Apple Studio Display was the highlight of the many Apple Peek Performance Event announcements. The monitor offers many features such as 600-nits of brightness, A3 Bionic chip for camera/audio, P3 wide color, TrueTone technology, 30-degree tilt, and a six-speaker sound system. For improved comfort and visibility, an industry-leading anti-reflective coating allows for extremely low reflectance. The Studio Display also includes 3 USB-C ports and a Thunderbolt 4 port that gives 96W of power for a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro. The Studio Display with a tilt-adjustable stand is priced at $1,599 while the model with both tilt and height adjustables costs $1,999.
New IPhone SE
At a starting price of $429, the new 4.7-inch iPhone SE offers the powerful features of Apple’s newest A15 Bionic chip in a smaller, less expensive package. The iPhone SE keeps the home button and Touch ID while getting a camera upgrade and improvement in battery life. Starting price is $429.
New iPad Air
Being the first upgrade to the iPad Air since 2020, the all-new iPad Air contains Apple‘s powerful M1 chip that’s 60% faster than the A14 with double the performance in graphics. It also features a 12-megapixel ultra-wide front camera, 5G connectivity, and a Liquid Retina screen with 500-nits of brightness and HDR. Pricing for the new iPad Air starts at $599.