Apple Studio Display
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DeveloperApple Inc.
TypeComputer monitor
Release dateMarch 18, 2022; 5 months ago (2022-03-18)
Operating systemStudio Display firmware (iOS 15.4 distribution)
CPUApple A13 Bionic
Storage64 Gigabyte NAND Flash Memory
PredecessorLG UltraFine (Apple-endorsed third party)
Apple Thunderbolt Display (Apple-branded)
Related articlesPro Display XDR
WebsiteOfficial website

The Apple Studio Display (stylized and marketed as Studio Display) is a 27-inch flat panel computer monitor developed and sold by Apple Inc.[1] It was announced on March 8, 2022, alongside the Mac Studio desktop and was released on March 18, 2022. It is Apple's consumer display, sitting below the Pro Display XDR.

Overview

The Studio Display is the first Apple-branded consumer display released since the Apple Thunderbolt Display, which was released in 2011 and discontinued in 2016.[2] In the interim, Apple worked with LG to design the Thunderbolt 3-enabled UltraFine line, consisting of a 21.5-inch 4K and a 27-inch 5K display.[3]

The Studio Display features a 27-inch, 5K LED-backlit panel, with 5120×2880 resolution at 218 pixels per inch and 600 nits of brightness, an increase from the 500 nits panel used in the LG UltraFine and 27-inch iMac.[4][5] The panel also supports P3 wide color and True Tone technology.[6] It does not support HDR content.[7] It also includes a six-speaker system with force-cancelling woofers that support spatial audio and Dolby Atmos, and a three-microphone array that supports "Hey Siri".[8] On the rear of the display is a Thunderbolt 3 port that supports DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC) 1.2 and provides up to 96 W of host charging for MacBooks, and three downstream 10 Gbit/s USB-C ports.

The Studio Display includes an Apple A13 Bionic system on a chip to power audio and webcam processing. The built-in webcam supports Center Stage, introduced with the iPad Pro (5th generation), which pinpoints the positions of the users and automatically tracks the camera view accordingly to perspectively center them.[9] The display also is reported to contain 64 GB of internal storage but only using 2 GB at a time. It is possible this is simply a side effect of the use of the A13 chip, likely the one found in the base model iPhone 11.[10]

The Studio Display comes with three mounting options: a tilt-adjustable stand, a tilt- and height-adjustable stand similar to the Pro Display XDR, and a VESA mount. The mounts are built into the display and are not user interchangeable, but can be reconfigured by an Apple Store or authorized service provider after purchase.[11][12] Like the Pro Display XDR, it can also be configured with the optional laser-etched "nano-texture" glass finish to reduce glare.

The Studio Display has a 1.8 m (6 ft) proprietary power cable, which requires a special tool to unplug.[13] The display comes with a braided 1 m (3 ft) Thunderbolt 3 cable, and longer braided Thunderbolt 4 Pro cables in lengths of 1.8 m (6 ft) and 3 m (10 ft) are available separately.

Compatibility

The Studio Display is compatible with all Macs with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 running macOS Monterey 12.3 and later:

The Studio Display works with other systems supporting DisplayPort, including Windows-based systems, but only supported Macs have access to features beyond display, speakers and webcam.[14] Intel Macs running Windows via Boot Camp are supported with version 6.1.17.[15]

It is also compatible with the following iPads running iPadOS 15.4 and later:

Technical specifications

Studio Display[6]
Timetable Announced March 8, 2022
Released March 18, 2022
Discontinued Still in production
Unsupported Still supported
Model number(s) MK0U3[16]
Video Display 27 inches, TFT IPS active-matrix LCD, glossy glass or nano-texture glass covered screen, 5K (5120×2880) resolution, LED, True Tone technology
Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
Pixel density 218 pixels per inch
Refresh rate 47.95 Hz (48000/1001), 48.00 Hz, 50.00 Hz, 59.94 Hz (60000/1001), 60.00 Hz
Colors P3 wide color gamut, 10-bit depth for 1.073 billion colors
Brightness 600 nits
System-on-a-chip Apple A13 Bionic
Input/Output Camera 12MP Ultra Wide camera with 122° field of view supporting Center Stage
Speakers High-fidelity six-speaker system with force-cancelling woofers supporting spatial audio and Dolby Atmos
Microphone Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming and support for "Hey Siri"
Power input 100-240 V AC @ 50–60 Hz
Material Aluminium frame and glass front
Connections Cables AC power cord
Peripheral connections 3× powered USB-C (10Gbit/s) ports for peripheral devices
1× 96 W powered Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port
Mounting options Tilt-adjustable stand Tilt-adjustable and height-adjustable stand VESA Mount Adapter
Dimensions Height 18.8 in (47.9 cm) 23.0 in (58.3 cm) – 18.8 in (47.9 cm) 14.3 in
Width × Depth 24.5 in (62.3 cm) × 1.2 in (3.1 cm)
Weight 13.9 lb. (6.3 kg) 16.9 lb. (7.7 kg) 12.1 lb. (5.5 kg)

See also

References

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  9. ^ Welch, Chris (March 9, 2022). "Here's why Apple put a powerful iPhone chip in its new Studio Display". The Verge. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  10. ^ "Apple Studio Display Contains 64GB of Storage, But Only 2GB Used". MacRumors. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  11. ^ "Apple Stores Can Upgrade a Studio Display's Stand After Purchase". MacRumors. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  12. ^ "PSA: Studio Display Stands Are Not Interchangeable". MacRumors. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  13. ^ "Apple Studio Display's power cable is removable, but it requires a special tool". 9 to 5 Mac. March 21, 2022. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
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  15. ^ Espósito, Filipe (March 19, 2022). "Apple updates Boot Camp with Studio Display drivers for Windows users". 9to5Mac. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
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