What you need to know
- Apple has released a new beta firmware version for the Studio Display.
- Studio Display 15.5 Beta 2 is a new beta firmware version for the display.
- It's unclear exactly what the latest version of the beta addresses.
Apple has released a new beta firmware version for the Studio Display, the company's new external display.
Today, the company is rolling out a new beta firmware update to the Studio Display with Studio Display 15.5 Beta 2. The update came as an additional part of the fourth developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.4, which Apple also seeded to developers earlier today.
It's currently unclear exactly what the new firmware version is for. Apple does not currently provide release notes for a firmware release like it does for its operating system updates, so we'll have to wait and see if there are any noticeable differences between the previous release and this one. Firmware updates, while sometimes containing more notable features, are commonly also used for the usual round of bug fixes and performance improvements.
James Thomson posted a comparison between the first and second beta (as spotted by 9to5Mac and the quality of the camera does seem to be improving.
Comparing the new beta Studio Display firmware (1st pic) with the beta from last week (2nd pic), picture quality does seem to be still improving - I'm less red and there's more contrast.
(Cropped still frames from videos recorded in QuickTime Player, before and after patch) pic.twitter.com/Fg6gOEdb3kComparing the new beta Studio Display firmware (1st pic) with the beta from last week (2nd pic), picture quality does seem to be still improving - I'm less red and there's more contrast.
(Cropped still frames from videos recorded in QuickTime Player, before and after patch) pic.twitter.com/Fg6gOEdb3k— James Thomson (@jamesthomson) May 3, 2022May 3, 2022
Hopefully, Apple still has room to make improvements and will continue to do so when it releases the public version of Studio Display 15.5.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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