Apple’s 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is upon us again, and we will be tracking all of the new software announcements from the keynote. Apple has a lot of operating system plates spinning and has done a decent job keeping a lot of things under wraps. But there are some obvious questions that could be answered in the online-only event.
Apple’s Arm-based M1 Macs have exceeded most people’s expectations for performance and battery life — but the future of macOS still seems fuzzy with so many different kinds of supported apps. All of that could be forgiven if Apple makes one of its rare WWDC hardware announcements with new MacBook Pro models.
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iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS are also all likely to get some attention — and we may even see tvOS get renamed to HomeOS in a nod to the HomePod and Apple’s smart home ambitions.
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The iPad is expected to get a revamped home screen and maybe another revision to its windowing system. All that, some surprises, and what’s sure to be a lot of swooping drone transitions about Apple Park are in store.
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It’s a long shot, but that’s why we live blog: tune in to watch along with us! Apple is adding one last chip to the Apple family called M1 Ultra. Up until now, Apple M1 Max is the most powerful processor by the company to date.
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However, Apple is implementing UltraFusion technology to increase the performance of its chip further. With Apple M1 Ultra, the company brings low latency, massive bandwidth and power efficiency and performs eight times faster than the original M1 chip.
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It has a powerful 20 core CPU and a huge 64 core GPU. M1 Ultra delivers more power than fellow 16 core CPUs while using 90% less power. M1 Ultra will be combined with the capability of MacOS in a new device with breakthrough performance and connectivity.
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It is called Apple Mac Studio, which is accompanied by Studio Display. The Mac Studio reimagines what a high-performance desktop looks like.
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Basically, Apple has integrated the performance of the M1 Ultra in the form factor of Mac Mini. This portable CPU can be used with the Studio Display that can connect with it seamlessly.
Mac Studio comes with multiple ports for connectivity as well and it can connect with up to four displays at the same time. The Mac Studio will come with multiple M1 chips, including the M1 Max which outperforms the Mac Pro as well. Additionally, the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra offers 60% faster performance than Mac Pro with a 26 core CPU. The M1 Max Mac Studio comes with 64GB of unified memory and the M1 Ultra Max Studio comes with a whopping 128GB unified memory.
First place they’re dropping in an M1 Ultra chip: Mac Studio pic.twitter.com/22sSCgLG58. Mac Studio Price. You can order today and it'll be available on the 18th of March like all other products they've unveiled.#AppleEvent#MacStudiopic.twitter.com/10X6lK4Ig8.
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