Apple's Peek Performance Event: Everything New Summarised
Apple's Peek Performance event has just recently concluded wherein the company unpacked a slew of new and exciting hardware products, many of which come powered by the latest addition to their Apple Silicon lineup that promises even more top-end performance for those that want it. Below, we have compiled a quick round-up of all the hardware announcements made during their presentation.
The Mac Studio
The Mac Studio is Apple's newest addition to its renowned Mac lineup of desktop products, and it is essentially a Mac Mini designed for creative professionals. It features plenty of ports, such as an SD card slot and four Thunderbolt ports, to name a few, integrated cooling, and comes with two versions powered by either of the company's most powerful SoCs to date, the M1 Max and M1 Ultra.
The M1 Ultra is fundamentally a couple of M1 Max chips combined into one with support for up to 128GB of unified memory. Apple claims it performs up to 8x faster than the base M1 chip, the first in-house chip they unveiled a while back. The M1 Max model has a base price of USD$1,999 while the M1 Ultra model is at USD$3,999.
The Studio Display
Apple’s Studio Display is a new prosumer monitor with a 5k, 27-inch screen housed within an aluminium enclosure. Unfortunately, this screen does not come with a high-refresh-rate like the company's other products. Nonetheless, it still packs plenty of notable specs, including its high-brightness capacity display that can reach a peak of 600 nits, P3 wide colour support, compatibility with the macOS TrueTone feature, an impressive six-speaker system, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.
Another key feature of the Studio Display is its A13 chip inside for performance optimisation with Mac desktops and laptops. Furthermore, the inclusion of this chip now enables more excellent software features like spatial audio, Center Stage, and Siri voice commands via the built-in microphone array. Port selection includes a single Thunderbolt 4 port capable of 96W passthrough charging and three more USB-C ports. Last but certainly not least, the Studio Display comes with a monitor stand right out of the box. The monitor starts at USD$1,599 and can be upgraded with a tilt- and height-adjustable stand for an extra USD$400.
The 2022 iPhone SE 5G
The venerable iPhone SE gets revamped for 2022 with 5G networking capabilities and Apple's all-new A15 Bionic chip and comes in a smaller form factor with a starting price of USD$429. During the presentation, Apple did not focus much on the phone's 5G radio but instead highlighted that customers can now get the same experience from its pricier iPhone 13 lineup but in the familiar 4.7-inch size that retains the reliable Touch ID biometric feature. The iPhone SE 5G is slated to release on March 18th.
The M1 iPad Air 2022
The iPad Air finally gets a refresh after more than a year of its last updated version, but the new changes are primarily on its internals. This version now houses the same M1 chip used by the pricier Pro model, comes with a front-facing 12-megapixel camera, and is available with cellular-equipped models with 5G.
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