Apple Releases Fourth Studio Display 16.4 Firmware Beta

Alongside the fourth macOS Ventura 13.3 beta that came out today, Apple has provided a new beta of the 16.4 firmware that's designed for the Studio Display. The beta comes a week after the third Studio Display 16.4 beta.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

CalMin Avatar
1 week ago

Hopefully this fixes the random "buzzing" from both of my Studio Displays.
Mine doesn't do that. I would return it ASAP while you still have some remaining warranty left.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brucewayne Avatar
1 week ago

There is an A13 Chip in it so just unlock Apple TV!
They could easily justify such an expensive monitor with this added feature
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shaggymax Avatar
1 week ago
Wish there was an easy way to convert my iMac Pro to an external display and hub...bummer
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrJR Avatar
1 week ago
I want to point out the shade thrown at the camera. The poor quality is one of my favorite features. I DO NOT want to be seen in 8k by my coworkers. I consider the low quality a feature. This display is one firmware update away from perfection.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sowelu Avatar
1 week ago
I hope this fixes the camera once and for all. I just cannot understand why the camera is so bad when there is enough physical space to use a high quality one. Why not put an iPhone (or similar) camera in there? My 2015 5K iMac had a better camera (and speakers).

The ASD has good image quality with amazing resolution, but with the awful (and in my case, unusable) camera, light bleed in the corners (even if slight), the upsell for a height adjustable stand and so-so speakers for its size, it just remains one of Apple's underwhelming (and arguably over-priced) products.

The best feature of the ASD is its design and physical build quality (minus the pinched panels on most units causing slight light bleed at the corners - most likely a factory line issue). While the white balance is better than the 5K iMacs (literally the worst I've ever seen), it could still be better for a high-end display.

They should've thrown an M1 and WiFi in them, bumped the starting price up a bit and sold it as a 27" (non-pro) iMac. There'd still be room in the lineup for an iMac Pro (in Midnight or Space Gray) with an M2+ and a 30" display.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unidentified Avatar
1 week ago
There is an A13 Chip in it so just unlock Apple TV!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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