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Apple Event day is officially here. After weeks of rumors and speculation, Apple will finally unveil its latest round of new hardware and software releases today. The event features the tagline “Peek Performance” and is being streamed from Apple Park. Head below for our full live blog on the iPhone SE 3, Mac Studio, iPad Air 5, and more…

Last-minute Apple Event rumors

As is usually the case, a handful of last-minute rumors have emerged with more details on what’s to come during today’s event. Rumored announcements include a new iPhone SE, a new iPad Air, the Mac Studio, and much more. Here are some of the latest last-minute rumors:

Apple Event details and how to watch

Today’s “Peek Performance” Apple event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. You can stream the event live through Apple’s website, on YouTube, and more. We’ve got the full details on how to watch right here.

This event, like all of Apple’s events since March 2020, is a virtual event that has been pre-recorded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find our full roundup of everything to expect right here.

Live blog and news hub

  • Mac Studio and Studio Display are available to order today and arrive March 18.
  • Studio Display is $1599 and can be configured with an updated stand or nano-texture
  • $1999 for Mac Studio with M1 Max and $3999 for M1 Ultra
  • Apple will also an optional silver and black Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse to pair with Studio Display
  • Three USB-C ports and one Thunderbolt port
  • The Studio Display features an A13 Bionic chip on the inside with a built-in webcam that supports Center Stage, bringing Center Stage to the Mac for the first time.
  • Studio Display measures in at 27-inches with a 5K resolution
  • Now we’re talking about the Studio Display, which Apple says offers features “no other other desktop monitor can offer.”
  • Mac Studio can be configured with M1 Max or M1 Ultra, with up to 128GB of Ram and up to 8TB of storage
  • Mac Studio can power up to four Pro Display XDR screens plus an additional 4K display
  • Port options include Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, USB-A, SD card slot, ethernet, HDMI, and a headphone jack
  • The Mac Studio features a design that measures in at 7.7-inches wide and 3.7-inches tall
  • Apple has officially announced the Mac Studio and Studio Display
  • M1 Ultra supports up to 128GB of unified memory and up to 800GB/s memory bandwidth.
  • The M1 Ultra features a 20-core CPU with 16 high-performance cores, four high-efficiency cores, and a 32-core Neural Engine
  • M1 Ultra uses an Ultra Fusion technology to essentially connect two M1 Max chips together
M1 Ultra
  • Apple officially announces the M1 Ultra chip as an even higher-end option for Mac users
  • Now, it’s time for the Mac; the one and only John Ternus is here to talk to us
  • The new iPad Air starts at $599, the same as the predecessor.
  • iPad Air is also adding a new 12MP front-facing camera with support for Center Stage, as well as 5G connectivity
  • Now it’s time for iPad Air, which is getting the M1 chip and will be available in a new purple color
  • iPhone SE 3 will be available on March 18, with pre-orders starting on March 11. It will retail for $429, a $30 price increase than the second-generation iPhone SE.
  • Now we’re talking iPhone: Apple is announcing that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 will be available in a new green color. It will be available on March 11 for pre-order.
    • Apple press release
  • Apple has announced live sports for Apple TV+, starting with Friday Night Baseball in partnership with MLB.
  • And we’re officially rolling! Starting with Tim Cook talking about Apple TV+ from Steve Jobs Theater
  • The stream is officially live! Let’s do this
  • Don’t forget, we’ve rounded up some wallpapers that can get you ready for the event, plus some 9to5Mac merch
  • Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to celebrate International Women’s Day today:
  • Apple’s “Peek Performance” special event is slated to begin at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m, check back for more!

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Author: Chance Miller
Source: 9TO5Google

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