Apple Releases Second Studio Display 17 Firmware Beta

Apple today released a second Studio Display 17 firmware beta, with the update coming two weeks after the release of the first beta.

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All Studio Display models are able to receive firmware updates, but this firmware update is limited to Macs that are running the new macOS Sonoma operating system at the current time. Studio Display owners running ‌macOS Sonoma‌ can go to System Settings > Software Update to install the firmware, and a connection to a Mac is required to update the Studio Display's software.

Apple has not provided details on what's included in the firmware update and no new features were found by those running the betas.

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Top Rated Comments

Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
14 months ago
Updating the OS on a display... What a time to be alive!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FelixDerKater Avatar
14 months ago
Now just release a decent monitor that doesn't cost more than an iMac.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
14 months ago
Lol… why is this even a thing? I mean, are they planning on releasing new built-in features, or what?

I don’t have one, but if I did, these iOS numbered updates for a display would drive me nuts. If it was a couple of possible firmware updates here and there, like normal monitors, it wouldn’t be so odd.

Edit: Or, enable it as an Apple TV running tvOS.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gmc8538 Avatar
14 months ago
Why is beta software for a display even a thing? Not even any info on what’s new or changed….
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joelypolly Avatar
14 months ago
I do wish they would enable Apple TV like experience for the Studio Display and enable pairing with an Apple Remote, it would just be a nice little Netflix/Streaming device without having to turn on a computer. Or even a dedicated Zoom/Facetime device.

It is essentially a computer already so you might as well enjoy all the benefits.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4nNtt Avatar
14 months ago
The firmware update is for the new Siri features. No more “hey Siri”.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)