Apple launched a new external monitor, Studio Display in March 2022 which features an A13 Bionic chip, a 27-inch 5K screen, an impressive audio system of built-in mics and speakers with Spatial Audio support, a sleek and contemporary design, and more. However, the 2MP Ultra Wide front camera with the Center Stage of the display did not perform well.
Now the company has rectified that lacking in the latest macOS 12.4 Monteray beta 3 update released to developers.
Apple seeds Studio Display firmware update with camera tuning, enhanced noise reduction, and more
Reviewer Nilay Patel from The Verge pointed out that image quality was very poor considering that the display was equipped with an iPad quality webcam and the result was even worse in low light conditions.
Acknowledging Patel’s feedback, Apple responded that a bug was preventing the monitor’s camera from “behaving as expected” and that it will be fixed in a future update without giving a timeframe at the time. But that has changed with the new macOS beta 3 update.
Jennie Orphanopoulos, the company’s spokesperson, told The Verge that the Studio Display firmware was released in the latest macOS beta update which includes camera tuning, enhanced noise reduction, and more for Studio Display’s webcam.
Apple spokesperson Jennie Orphanopoulos tells The Verge that “an update to the Studio Display firmware is now available with today’s beta release of macOS Monterey 12.4. This beta update has refinements to the Studio Display camera tuning, including improved noise reduction, contrast, and framing.”
It was also discovered that Apple has shipped the new monitor with 64GB of NAND storage but the device only uses 2GB of the total storage space and it was assumed that the storage was to receive future firmware updates.