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#1602: Mac Studio and Studio Display, iPhone SE and iPad Air, OS updates with Universal Control and masked Face ID

At last week’s Peek Performance event, Apple unveiled spec-bump updates to the iPhone SE and iPad Air before changing the Mac landscape forever. Say goodbye to the 27-inch iMac and hello to the Mac Studio, a standalone box that’s essentially a much more powerful Mac mini thanks to the M1 Max and new M1 Ultra chips. Alongside the Mac Studio, Apple introduced the $1600 27-inch Studio Display, which provides a more affordable monitor option than the $5000 Pro Display XDR. To support all this new hardware, launch Universal Control, and enable Face ID for masked users, Apple pushed out iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, macOS 12.3 Monterey, watchOS 8.5, tvOS 15.4, and HomePod Software 15.4. Notable Mac app releases this week include Audio Hijack 3.8.11, ScreenFlow 10.0.5, Lunar 5.4.3, macOS Big Sur 11.6.5, and Security Update 2022-003 Catalina.