Apple Releases Second Studio Display 16.4 Firmware Beta

Alongside the second macOS Ventura 13.3 beta that came out this week, Apple has provided a new beta of the 16.4 firmware that's designed for the Studio Display. The beta comes two weeks after the first 16.4 firmware beta, which was released on February 17.

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All Studio Display models are able to receive over-the-air firmware updates, but this firmware update is limited to Macs that are running the macOS Ventura 13.3 beta at the current time. Studio Display owners running macOS Ventura 13.3 can go to System Settings > Software Update to install the firmware.

Apple has not provided details on what's included in the firmware update.

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Top Rated Comments

mrr Avatar
10 months ago
Apple needs an affordable monitor.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
temende Avatar
10 months ago
I'm a very happy studio display owner, but I sometimes feel uneasy about it getting regular software updates on the iOS release cadence. Seems like more opportunity for things to get worse compared to just having built-in firmware that only gets upgraded for urgent bug fixes.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BellSystem Avatar
10 months ago
I bought one the day it came out, it’s on 24/7. Not one problem….none. I don’t know why others have so many issues. I don’t see a problem with the price. There are few displays made this well IMO. Cheap displays are cheap. Made of plastic and sometimes have wobbly bases. Nothing wrong with a cheap display and there are lots of quality panels….it’s the plastic that sucks. This is just a nice clean setup. Apple displays are always expensive but last a long long time. Still have first gen Cinema Displays that works great.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kissmo1980 Avatar
10 months ago

Apple needs an affordable monitor.
Or we need to make more money. A lot more ?

I feel you. With this inflation, in some countries prices are beyond insane.
Barely would afford US prices (+taxes) but in EUR..... pfff ... it's mental
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daanodinot Avatar
10 months ago
I hope they upgrade it soon. Optimizing the webcam for Center Stage was a mistake. For this kind of money, the display needs a *great* webcam and not a mediocre one.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
10 months ago
I only read the first line of the title on my iPhone which said “Apple Releases Second Studio Display” and got excited.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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