Topic: Apple will begin selling a Mac Studio lock soon
If you look closely at the underside of the Mac Studio, you’ll see more than an embossed name and a few hundred tiny holes. In the upper left corner, there is a small USB-C-sized hole. It’s not for Magic Mouse-style charging—it’s for a new locking mechanism that is reportedly coming soon.
If the hole on the underside of Mac Studio looks a lot like the Kensington security slots that Apple once provided on its Macs, it’s because it is. While reviewers and early adopters weren’t sure that the mystery hole was for a lock due to the odd placement of it, Macrumors has confirmed that it is. According to a leaked memo, Apple will soon begin selling a “lock adapter” that will keep a Mac Studio “physically secure without modifying or damaging” the machine.
The Mac Studio is the only current device to feature a security slot, though Apple last included one on the Intel iMacs as well as older laptops. You can buy third-party solutions to lock a Mac Pro, MacBook, or iMac to a desk, but the Mac Studio will represent the only built-in solution. Macrumors isn’t clear on the timing or price of the lock