Apple Confirms Studio Display Will Work With PCs, But With Some Caveats

Apple has confirmed to MacRumors that the brand new Studio Display will work when connected to PCs, but critical new features of the display will not carry over and the experience will be lacking compared to using the display with a Mac.

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Features that require macOS, such as True Tone, will not work when connected to PCs. When connected to a PC, the webcam in the Studio Display will work as a normal webcam, but Center Stage does require macOS.

Features that also require firmware updates will not function. Additionally, Apple says that screen resolution on the Studio Display will vary from system to system.

The Studio Display is Apple's new external display that starts at $1599, with an option as high as $2299. The display measures 27-inches and features a similar design to the Pro Display XDR but with larger bezels and no rear panel pattern. The Studio Display also features the A13 Bionic chip that powers Center Stage, Spatial Audio, True Tone, and more. The Studio Display alongside the Mac Studio are available for pre-order and will be available on March 18.

Update: Apple has clarified that when connected to a PC, the webcam in the Studio Display will function as normal, but features such as Center Stage will require macOS.

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Top Rated Comments

Ion-X Avatar
30 months ago
The lack of webcam access on Windows is a massive fail. Especially for such an expensive display.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kwijbo Avatar
30 months ago
just wondering why Hey Siri is included in a monitor?

would have liked a simple plug and play monitor in this exact form factor without the extras.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tegranjeet Avatar
30 months ago
Funny I have two 27 inch 4K monitors that have 144hz refresh rate in Windows and can only get 60hz in macOS. Got both for less than one studio display. 5k would be nice though.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DFZD Avatar
30 months ago

That's OKAY! No self respecting PC user would use this overpriced garbage anyways...
A lot of Mac users also own a windows system for various reasons. Apple should ensure it works with even linux.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Derekuda Avatar
30 months ago
That's OKAY! No self respecting PC user would use this overpriced garbage anyways...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jeaz Avatar
30 months ago
With all the extra stuff in the display, it would have been nice if it included Bluetooth, so your keyboard and mouse are linked to it instead, and thus follow when you connect different Macs to the screen.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)