Apple acknowledges glitches with its Studio Display, says it’s a software, not hardware, issue

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple is working on a new external Mac display for the Mac that can double as a smart home display.

Some folks have been reporting Studio Display speaker problems. 9to5Mac says the good news is that it’s not a hardware problem, but the bad news is that there’s no fix yet.

The article adds that Apple has acknowledged the issue, and while the company doesn’t yet have a solution, the fact that it has been identified as a software issue suggests that a future update will resolve it.

The issues involve speaker problems and poor video quality on its FaceTime camera.  A temporary fix for issues is to power-cycle the monitor, which means you have to unplug it, then reconnect the power cable.

The Studio Display costs US$1,599, and $1,499 for education. Additional technical specifications, including nano-texture glass and a choice of stand options, are available at The nano-texture glass option adds $300 to the price, while the tilt-and-height adjustable stand ads $400.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.