Gurman: Mac Studio Isn't One-Off Stopgap Product, New Models Planned

Apple plans to release at least two new Mac Studio models in the future, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. This information suggests that the Mac Studio was not a one-off stopgap product amid the wait for the first Mac Pro with Apple silicon.

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In his newsletter today, focused on new MacBooks and other announcements planned for WWDC, Gurman briefly mentioned that "there are also two Mac Studio follow-ups planned, but their timing is less clear." He did not share further details about the new models, so tech specs and release timing remain unknown for now.

Apple released the Mac Studio and its companion Studio Display in March 2022. The high-end desktop computer is available with Apple's M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips, with pricing for these configurations starting at $1,999 and $3,999, respectively. The higher-end Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra chip is currently the fastest Mac ever released.

In February, Gurman said the next Mac Pro would be equipped with an M2 Ultra chip and offer "very similar" functionality as the Mac Studio. As a result, he said it "wouldn't make sense" for Apple to release a Mac Studio with an M2 Ultra chip, suggesting that the computer might not be updated until M3 Max and M3 Ultra chips are ready at least. If so, the next Mac Studio would likely be released in 2024 at the earliest.

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Top Rated Comments

Ethosik Avatar
14 months ago
Just please fix the annoying fan whine issue. I would take a louder fan over a very faint whine that is nails on a chalkboard. If this is done this will be a perfect product that fits my needs.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
14 months ago
For the love of Pete, Apple, PLEASE at least show us a Mac Pro preview at WWDC.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
14 months ago

So glad they finally have a “mid-range” upgradeable Mac back in the lineup.
It’s not upgradable

I think you mean configurable at the time of purchase

All Macs are configurable at the time of purchase as well as expandable
(external storage and other external peripherals)

Upgradable ≠ Configurable ≠ Expandable

All different terms that mean very different things.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
14 months ago
I don't think anybody in the world thought it was a stopgap.

Mac mini tops out at $1,299. Mac Pro starts at $5,999. Having a product in between makes sense.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
14 months ago

Apple computers that won't run Intel emulations are practically worthless. You can't run windows Apps, can't run linux, so basically you just set and look at it. Oh, well I guess there is mail, twitter, and browsing. You can get all of that on a Raspberry Pi. Of course the Pi does not have the advertising budget that Apple has.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThisBougieLife Avatar
14 months ago
It will be interesting to see how the Mac Pro is differentiated from the Mac Studio, if they will end up using the same processors.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)