If the Mac Studio is the Apple device you've forgotten all about, you are probably not alone. And it seems Apple is ready to forget about its desktop box PC too, around a year after its original launch. Bloomberg reports Apple is unlikely to update the computer and may kill off the product entirely.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes Apple will fold the Mac Studio into the next version of the Mac Pro, which will have similar functionality.
If you are unfamiliar with the Mac Studio, it is a desktop small form factor workstation. It essentially sits between the Mac Mini and the iMac in the scale of Apple's desktop products.
The report suggests there are two main outcomes open for the Mac Studio: Apple will simply stop updating the product or will await for the M3 or M4 chip generation to announce a new model. Scenario A seems the most likely and the Studio will become a forgotten product, while scenario B means a new model could be a few years away.
Gurman explains “The upcoming Mac Pro is very similar in functionality to the Mac Studio — and adds the M2 Ultra chip rather than the M1 Ultra. So it wouldn't make sense for Apple to offer an M2 Ultra Mac Studio and M2 Ultra Mac Pro at the same time.”
Last month, Apple rolled out new MacBook laptops. Specifically, the MacBook Pro models that were originally launched in October 2021 are getting a bump.
Those models are getting a tweak to upgrade the processors from the M1 Pro and M1 Max to the newest M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. In all other areas, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models remain the same.
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