Thanks to Studio Display, the “Hey Siri” feature is now available on older Macs as well

Apple’s new desktop computer, Studio Display has brought the “Hey Siri” support to several Mac models as old as 2016 which did not offer the feature before. Previously, “Hey Siri” support was available on MacBook Pro models released in 2018 or later and the iMac model released in 2020 or later.

Launched at the March 8 “Peek Performance” event, the new 27-inch Studio Display features a 5K screen with TrueTone, 12MP Ultra-Wide camera with Center Stage, six high-fidelity speakers with support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos, and more. Since it is compatible with Mac models running on macOS Monterey 12.3 or later, Studio Display’s “Hey Siri” support is also offered on those models.

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Mac models compatible with Studio Display offering “Hey Siri” support

Studio Display is compatible with the following Mac models running macOS Monterey 12.3 or later and now offer “Hey Siri” support:

  • Mac Studio (2022)
  • Mac mini (2018 or later)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019 or later)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021)13-inch MacBook Pro (2016 or later)
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro (2016 or later)
  • MacBook Air (2018 or later)
  • Mac Pro (2019 or later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • 24-inch iMac (2021)
  • 27-inch iMac (2017 or later)
  • 21.5-inch iMac (2017 or later)

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The company also released a new Boot Camp update for Intel-based Macs that includes drivers for Studio Display and AMD and Intel GPUs. The updated Boot Camp enables Intel-based Macs users to run Windows, along with macOS on their systems but with certain limitations. Features like Center Stage, Spatial Audio, and others are only available on macOS Monterey, not Windows.

Recently, a developer also discovered that powered by an A13 Bionic chip,  the new display features 64GB storage but also uses 2GB. It is assumed that the storage is for future firmware updates. The Studio Display is now available on Apple.com for ordering with up to 4 weeks of delivery time.

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