Apple Releases New Studio Display 17 Firmware Beta

Apple today released the fourth Studio Display 17 firmware, with the update coming almost three weeks after the release of the third beta. The fourth update coincides with the fourth developer beta of macOS Sonoma.

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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 Sonoma‌ operating system at the current time. Studio Display owners with ‌macOS Sonoma‌ installed can go to System Settings > Software Update to install the firmware.

Apple has not provided details on what's included in the firmware update and no new features have been found by those running the betas. Release notes will likely be available when the software sees a public launch this fall alongside ‌macOS Sonoma‌, but so far it does not seem like there are major feature additions in the software.

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Top Rated Comments

TallGuyGT Avatar
13 months ago
Waiting on all the snarky comments about a monitor needing a firmware update.

I personally think my Studio Display is fantastic and easily the best monitor I’ve owned. Even the camera works well in my brightly lit office. A great purchase since day one.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
13 months ago

Waiting on all the snarky comments about a monitor needing a firmware update.
Nah, we’re way past that:

Still waiting for a new beta firmware for my polishing cloth. There are just too many bugs in it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
13 months ago

is the "seems to run faster" trope still true for these updates?
You mean it runs at 61 Hz now?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jkev57 Avatar
13 months ago

Nah, we’re way past that:

Still waiting for a new beta firmware for my polishing cloth. There are just too many bugs in it.
The reason your polishing cloth has so many bugs is because you use it to clean your car windshield instead of your Apple Studio Monitor. ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
13 months ago

this I not your typical "firmware" - it's the whole ios17 that's being tested on the ASD ...
I don't have one (and likely will never), but I still find this very unsettling for a monitor. Seems like a crap ton of unnecessary overhead.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
13 months ago

You mean it runs at 61 Hz now?
I wish Apple would make a monitor with ProMotion.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)