Sources based in Asia appear to be behind many of the late-breaking rumors allegedly related to today’s Apple “Peek Performance” event, MacRumors found.
On Korean blog Naver, user “yeux1122” shared a slew of ideas on devices that are expected to be announced at Apple’s “Peek Performance” event later today, including rumors about the “Mac Studio” desktop computer, the fifth-generation iPad Air and third-generation iPhone SE. The account appears to be an aggregator of plausible rumors from industry and supply chain sources rather than an original source itself, but posts from the past few days appear to coincide with rumors presented elsewhere.
Last week, the account shared information about the “Mac Studio”, after 9to5Mac touted exclusive reports that Apple was working on a “Mac Studio” device that appears to be a hybrid between the Mac Pro and Mac mini.
9to5Mac said the device will sit “on top of” the rumored Mac mini and Mac Pro, but will be primarily based on the Mac mini. It will apparently feature “much more powerful hardware” and two versions are in development. One machine will use the same M1 Max chip introduced in the 2021 MacBook Pro models, while the other will use a more powerful Apple silicon chip than the M1 Max.
9to5Mac said the Mac Studio is known internally by the codename J375, and while the name could potentially change, it’s aimed at business users and will come bundled with a 7K “Apple Studio Display” which Apple also has in the works .
Earlier today, the Naver account posted about the fifth-generation iPad Air, claiming it will feature the M1 chip. A little after, 9to5Mac also said he had learned exclusively that the iPad Air will feature the M1 chip.
9to5Mac didn’t specify where its exclusive Mac Studio and fifth-generation iPad Air information came from, but it seems there’s been a fairly constant wave of late-breaking rumors from Asia related to the announcements. expected from Apple today.
Naver account “eyes1122” also shared information about the third-generation iPhone SE earlier today, saying it will feature MagSafe, Ceramic Shield, and significantly better battery life. Beyond the publications on this account, MacRumors also sees other unverified reports from Asia that claim the fifth-generation iPad Air will feature the M1 chip, which aligns with these other reports.
The “yeux1122” account emerged last year when it claimed that Apple was planning to release a new iPad mini model with an 8.7-inch screen and a chassis that has an increased width and reduced height compared to compared to the fifth-generation iPad mini in the second half. of 2021. While the screen size claim was inaccurate, with the sixth-generation iPad mini actually sporting an 8.3-inch screen, the rumored chassis and launch delay proved correct.
The account has since claimed that Apple’s “iPhone 14” and “iPhone 14 Max” models will feature the same bezel sizes as the iPhone 13 lineup, while the “iPhone 14 Pro” and “iPhone 14 Pro Max” will feature bezel sizes. 8 GB of RAM.
It won’t be long before we find out exactly what Apple has in store at its “Peek Performance” event, which kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PT today. We’ll have in-depth coverage here on MacRumors.com and on our MacRumorsLive Twitter account.