What you need to know
- Apple announced the new Mac Studio earlier today.
- A maxed-out M1 Ultra Mac Studio will cost $7,999.
- You can order your Mac Studio today with deliveries taking place next week.
Apple announced its Mac Studio earlier today and just as the rumors had suggested, it didn't disappoint. Not only does it look stunning but it also comes with a fancy new chip inside, too.
That new /apple silicon is undoubtedly the star of the show, of course. The new M1 Ultra is super-fast, super-cool and, predictably, super-costly. In fact, while the base model Mac Studio with an M1 Pro costs just $1,999, those wanting to max out their M1 Ultra rig will have to spend $7,999 to do so. But they'll get one hell of a Mac if they do.
Read these specs and weep.
- Apple M1 Ultra with 20 CPU cores, 64 GPU cores, and 32 Neural Engine Cores.
- 128GB of unified memory.
- 8TB of super-fast SSD storage.
No, you don't get a mouse or a keyboard. And you don't get that fancy new Studio Display that we're all lusting over, either. But what you do get is the best Mac Apple is going to sell you right now and that's a big deal. Forget the $50,000 Mac Pro — this is the machine that creatives and developers want right now.
You can order your Mac Studio today with deliveries taking place next week
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.