Apple Studio Display

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Apple Studio Display
DeveloperApple Inc.
TypeComputer monitor
Release dateMarch 18, 2022; 23 months ago (2022-03-18)
Operating systemStudio Display firmware (iOS 17 distribution)
CPUApple A13 Bionic
Storage64 Gigabyte NAND Flash Memory
PredecessorLG UltraFine (Apple-endorsed third party)
Apple Thunderbolt Display (Apple-branded)
RelatedPro 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[edit]

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 connected laptops, 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 separate from the display.[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[edit]

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[edit]

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 (8-bit panel that utilizes temporal dithering (FRC))
Contrast Ratio 970:1[17]
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 VESATooltip Video Electronics Standards Association 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Axon, Samuel; Gaskin, Corey (March 8, 2022). "At long last: Apple will sell a desktop monitor that doesn't cost $5,000". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on March 8, 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  2. ^ "Apple announces the 27-inch 5K Studio Display for Mac Studio". Engadget. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  3. ^ "Apple Stops Selling 27-Inch LG UltraFine 5K Display". MacRumors. March 11, 2022. Archived from the original on March 14, 2022. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  4. ^ Wilson, Mark (March 9, 2022). "Apple's Studio Display is overkill for photo editing, but I still really want one". TechRadar. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  5. ^ Welch, Chris (March 8, 2022). "Apple announces 27-inch 5K Studio Display for $1,599". The Verge. Archived from the original on March 15, 2022. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Studio Display – Technical Specifications". Apple. Archived from the original on March 8, 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  7. ^ "4 big problems with Apple's brand-new Studio Display". Digital Trends. March 8, 2022. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  8. ^ Espósito, Filipe (March 9, 2022). "Apple Studio Display tidbits: 'Hey Siri' for connected Mac, A13 handling, Center Stage onboarding, more". 9to5Mac. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  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. March 21, 2022. Archived from the original on March 21, 2022. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  11. ^ "Apple Stores Can Upgrade a Studio Display's Stand After Purchase". MacRumors. March 21, 2022. Archived from the original on March 21, 2022. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  12. ^ "PSA: Studio Display Stands Are Not Interchangeable". MacRumors. March 9, 2022. 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. Archived from the original on March 22, 2022. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  14. ^ "Apple Confirms Studio Display Will Work With PCs, But With Some Caveats". MacRumors. March 9, 2022. Archived from the original on March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  15. ^ Espósito, Filipe (March 19, 2022). "Apple updates Boot Camp with Studio Display drivers for Windows users". 9to5Mac. Archived from the original on March 22, 2022. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  16. ^ "Apple Studio Display 27-Inch (Retina 5K) Specs (Studio Display 5K, MK0U3LL/A*, A2525): EveryMac.com". everymac.com. Archived from the original on May 9, 2022.
  17. ^ "Apple Studio Display". PCMag UK. April 24, 2022. Archived from the original on January 3, 2023. Retrieved January 3, 2023.

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