The Annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023 may witness the reveal of Apple’s updated Mac Studio model. Let’s explore what is in store.
Apple is expected to make numerous critical software and hardware announcements in its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled for June 5. However, one such announcement has managed to create waves even before the official reveal – the new Mac Studio. Notable tech insider Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman recently hinted at the possibility of Apple introducing the Mac Studio during the conference.
The Mac Studio: What To Expect?
The Mac Studio, internally codenamed “J475,” is likely the successor to the current Mac Studio model, suggesting that the new device is the next generation in the Mac Studio series.
Gurman provided insights into Apple’s current testing regime involving two desktop Macs powered by the M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips. The M2 Max chip debuted earlier in January alongside the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The M2 Ultra chip, a new entrant, is expected to take over from the existing M1 Ultra chip currently used in the Mac Studio.
The M2 Max and M2 Ultra
According to Gurman, the M2 Max Mac being tested features eight high-performance cores, four efficiency cores, a 30-core GPU, and 96GB of RAM. These specifications mirror those of the M2 Max chip housed in the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The M2 Ultra Mac, on the other hand, supposedly possesses 16 high-performance cores, eight efficiency cores, and a 60-core GPU. Past reports have indicated the possibility of the M2 Ultra chip offering up to 76 GPU cores. Apple is rumoured to explore different configurations, with memory options ranging from 64GB and 128GB up to 192 GB.
With Apple conducting thorough tests on these new Macs just days before the WWDC keynote, anticipation for the new releases is building.
More Announcements Expected
Gurman has suggested that multiple Macs will be launched during the conference, including a brand-new 15-inch MacBook Air model. Although Gurman hasn’t explicitly stated that the Mac Studio will be introduced at WWDC, other sources, including MacRumors, consider its introduction to be highly probable.
The WWDC 2023 thus stands as an exciting event for Apple enthusiasts and tech-watchers worldwide. Introducing the new Mac Studio would further solidify Apple’s commitment to providing cutting-edge technology and fulfilling user needs. As we all eagerly await the event, it’s clear that Apple is ready to showcase its innovation once again and set new benchmarks in the tech industry.