Gurman: Apple is finishing development on a new external display, which could premiere alongside the Mac mini on Tuesday

As we are almost 48 hours away from the first Apple event of the year, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman shares in his Light up newsletter that alongside the iPhone SE 3 and iPad Air, the Cupertino company might be set to launch a new Mac mini as well as preview a new external display.

Friday, 9to5Mac exclusively reported that Apple is working on a new Studio Display with 7K resolution. This product has been the subject of speculation for a few months, as we previously reported that Apple was preparing an external monitor with the A13 Bionic inside.

Now, BloombergMark Gurman thinks the company could give its users a preview of another product, a next-generation external display that Apple “finished work on months ago.” The journalist writes:

“I also wouldn’t rule out Apple previewing its next-gen external display. I’ve been told that Apple finished their work months ago and the device is expected to launch shortly after the MacBook Last year’s Pro Apple’s latest internal monitor was released in 2019 alongside Intel’s Mac Pro, a monitor would also explain the spelling “peek”.

While Gurman doesn’t say it’s the same product, it would be interesting to know if the company previews its first external monitor after Pro Display XDR launched in 2019.

Additionally, the Bloomberg reporter believes that Apple will release a Mac mini M2 or M1 Pro this Tuesday, as he said the product is “out of the box.”

“I was told from a developer source that Apple has been testing several Macs with a new chip in recent weeks that includes an eight-core processor (four efficiency cores and four high-performance cores) and 10 GPU cores. These are exactly the M2 chip specs I detailed last year.

Apple has tested this new chip on machines running macOS 12.3 (which should be out in the next week or two and work on new Macs) and an upcoming macOS 12.4, as well as macOS 13, which will premiere in June. at WWDC 2022.”

Once again, Gurman notes that Apple is preparing the next batch of Macs for the following months, most likely May and June. So, if the company doesn’t unveil a new iMac Pro or Mac Pro now, it could be because it’ll be waiting a few more months.

“I don’t think the new iMac Pros or Mac Pros are set to go on sale anytime soon, but maybe Apple wants to preview at least one of these machines before a release sometime later this year.”

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Shirlene J. Manley