Apple Studio Display and Mac Studio rumoured as Apple looks to expand its 'Pro' offerings
According to reports from 9to5Mac, Apple is developing a Studio Display and a Mac Studio. Citing unspecificed sources, the website asserts that the former is a higher resolution alternative to the Pro Display XDR (Amazon affiliate link). In comparison, 9to5Mac claims that the Mac Studio will be another desktop computer offered alongside the Mac mini and Mac Pro. However, Apple is said to have based the Mac Studio on the Mac mini, while equipping it with more powerful hardware.
Purportedly, Apple is already prototyping two Mac Studio variants internally. 9to5Mac adds that one prototype features the M1 Max from the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, an SoC with 10 CPU cores and up to 32 GPU cores. By default, the 5 nm chip has an 86 W package power when taking its CPU and GPU into account. By contrast, the second prototype utilises an even more powerful in-house SoC; 9to5Mac has not provided any details about this chipset, though.
Additionally, 9to5Mac believes that Apple has codenamed the Mac Studio 'J375', a codename that REvil leaked last year. For reference, REvil leaked schematics of the MacBook Pro 14 months before Apple released it or the MacBook Pro 16. Incidentally, REvil also revealed J374, another codename thought to relate to a Mac mini or a similar machine.
Separately, 9to5Mac writes that the Studio Display could succeed the Pro Display XDR. Allegedly, the Studio Display has a 7K panel with a 218 PPI pixel density. Based on the website's calculations, a 218 PPI would result in the Studio Display having a 36-inch panel. On the other hand, the Studio Display could measure 32-inches across, albeit with a 245 PPI. The Studio Display is claimed to have been assigned the codename 'J327', which 9to5Mac initially reported on last summer.