It had been almost five months since Apple last held an event, so this week’s “Peek Performance” event was a breath of fresh air that delivered not only some long-expected updates in the form of new iPhone SE and iPad Air models, but also a brand-new Mac Studio and Studio Display pairing.
There are plenty more product introductions coming from Apple throughout 2022, but read on below for our summary of this first round of updates!
Everything Announced at Apple’s Event in Just Over Seven Minutes
Apple held its “Peek Performance” event this week and introduced several new products, including the Mac Studio desktop computer powered by Apple’s latest M1 Ultra chip, a 27-inch Studio Display, a third-generation iPhone SE, and a fifth-generation iPad Air.
Apple also released new color options for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands, made black and silver Magic accessories available to purchase separately, discontinued the 27-inch iMac, and more.
We’ve put together a video that recaps everything that Apple announced at its event in just over seven minutes.
Apple Announces Powerful ‘Mac Studio’ With M1 Ultra Chip
At its event, Apple announced a new high-end M1 Ultra chip with a 20-core CPU, up to a 64-core GPU, and a 32-core Neural Engine. The M1 Ultra chip is essentially two interconnected M1 Max chips.
The first Mac to use the M1 Ultra is the new Mac Studio desktop computer, which looks like a taller version of the Mac mini. The computer can be configured with up to 8TB of SSD storage and up to 128GB of unified memory and has a wide range of ports on both the back and front sides.
Mac Studio pricing starts at $1,999 when configured with the M1 Max chip and at $3,999 with the M1 Ultra chip.
Apple Unveils 27-Inch 5K ‘Studio Display’ Priced at $1,599
Nearly six years after discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display, Apple has finally re-entered the consumer-grade external display market.
The new 27-inch Studio Display features a slim all-aluminum enclosure with a built-in stand, 5K resolution, up to 600 nits of brightness, an A13 Bionic chip that powers advanced camera and audio features, a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, and more.
Studio Display pricing starts at $1,599, with…