New Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPad Air and iPhone SE

Apple announced it first new Mac in years today, the Mac Studio featuring a new M1 Ultra processor. Alongside it, they announced the 5K Studio Display, a new iPad Air with the M1 chip, and a new iPhone SE.


Comments: 20 Responses to “New Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPad Air and iPhone SE”

    Barry Levinson
    4 months ago

    I use my Macbook Pro (8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3)(3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5,) for Pages and iMovie every week. As of the last few months when I am working in both I can't do much of anything else except wait for the file to render before I can even do much with email. I assume it is a processing size issue that could be solved with the new mac. I think the ultra is more than I need as I am not a professional. I still need to take a laptop on travel, etc. What would you recommend?

    4 months ago

    Barry: For iMovie and Pages pretty much anything new Apple has will work. So it depends on your budget.

    Barry Levinson
    4 months ago

    Thanks. Perhaps one of the new Mac1Pro 8-Core CPU 14-Core GPU vs the 10-Core or would you recommend the 10-core?

    4 months ago

    Barry: It is a matter of trading money for speed. Get the best you can afford, but take into account your needs too (pro vs home use, etc).

    mike
    4 months ago

    very disappointed that there was no mention of the 27'' imac. is it being discontinued or is there a chance it may show up later? have been nursing my late 2015 imac waiting for the mac chip.
    the studio looks great but display and monitor would be double or tripple the imac & the 24'' is too small. if my current one dies, option may be mac mini and studio display?

    Tony Murray
    4 months ago

    I'm confused because all I want is have a new 27 inch iMac, don't they do that anymore. I was waiting for it before renewing my present 27 inch iMac.?
    I'd welcome your advice.

    Rob Morrison
    4 months ago

    As others have said recently, these new Macs are really designed for video, audio and graphics professionals. But for the majority of people they are enormous overkill. These are the folks who use internet, some photo tweaking, word processing, calendars, etc. With a few more options the iPad-Pro would be more than enough for most people. iPads need to be made independent from a MacBook or iMac and have better/faster external storage access to complete the picture for most folks.

    4 months ago

    Mike: Anything is possible, but it sure seems like the replacement for the 27-inch iMac is Mac Studio + Studio Display. That would put it at a price of $3600. But if you did Mac Studio + 4K display (about $400) that is a budget option. Mac mini + Studio Display is another. Lots of options.

    4 months ago

    Tony: The 24-inch iMac is an option (screen is actually 4480x2520, making it only slightly smaller than the 27-inch). Mac Studio + Studio Display is another option. Mac mini + Studio Display. Mac Studio + 4K display. Lots of choices.

    4 months ago

    Rob: Or, the iMac. For most people either a MacBook Air or an iMac would more than fit their needs. Anything else would be overkill.

    Karen Joseph
    4 months ago

    I spoke with an Apple person and the bottom line is iMac is gone! The Mac Studio is 2 pieces of hardware instead of one like the old iMac - I don't like that. And, the info sent to me requires an expenditure of $4,300 and I don't know what software comes with the Mac Studio. I am very disappointed in Apple! Never thought I would say that.

    4 months ago

    Karen: The base Mac Studio is $1999 and the Studio Display is $1,599 for a total of $3600. But you can always do a Mac mini instead. Or a Mac Studio with a cheaper display. The same software comes with all Macs.

    Tony Murray
    4 months ago

    Thanks Gary that’s helpful. It would seem to me to have a Mac studio and the studio display is a bit cumbersome? Although you say the same software comes with all the Macs. All I really wanted was just another straightforward Apple computer with a large screen! You say Gary that the 24 inch is nearly as large as the 27 inch. I’ll have to measure up and have a look. Thank you again.

    4 months ago

    Tony: The Mac Studio is a 7.7-inch square that is less than 4 inches high. I can basically sit right behind or under the Studio Display.

    Russ Winkler
    4 months ago

    Thanks for all the info on the new Mac products. Does the iPad Air have any connectivity with external monitors?

    4 months ago

    Russ: Yes. Check the specs page. "Supports one external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz."

    Richard morrill
    4 months ago

    I’m another guy with a late 2015 iMac looking to get a new more powerful computer with a 27 inch screen. My most demanding computer task is Lightroom. The new studio plus display plus a little more storage and sales tax tops $4000. I hear that they might come out with a more powerful Mac mini. This plus a studio display might be perfect. Do you think this will happen?

    4 months ago

    Richard: Hard to predict, but I doubt it until the next generation.

    mark zborowski
    4 months ago

    HI Gary~ Will a 2017 27" iMac work as a secondary display in target mode? A lot on the net about how to do that, wondering if that will be the same for the Mac Studio? Cheers

    4 months ago

    Mark: No. Target Display mode was a feature of much older, pre-retina Macs.

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