Apple's new Studio Display met with mixed reviews

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What you need to know

  • Reviews of Apple's Studio Display are starting to roll in.
  • While some people seem happy with the display, it hasn't landed well with everyone.

Apple's new Studio Display is in the hands of all your favorite creators, here's a round-up of some of the early reviews, unboxings, impressions, and more.



The Apple Studio Display is a good screen for creative professionals, but the lack of certain features means its price is hard to justify.


The sharp new monitor makes a good case for people who are all in on Macs, but the screen doesn't stand out against competitors and the webcam is bad


For Mac users this 5K display will fit right in with your other Apple products, delivering many of the features MacBook users have been enjoying for the last couple of years, and will work with a vast array of Mac products too.


The Studio Display is an excellent monitor for Apple devotees and creatives thanks to its gorgeous 27-inch, 5K display, powerful speakers, and elegant design.


Like the Mac Studio, the Studio Display isn't for everyone. Most people don't need a $1,599 monitor. But if you do want a really accurate and sharp display and don't want to spend the $4,999 Apple charges for the Pro Display XDR, this is your middle ground. The downside? There's no HDR here, so colors look slightly more saturated and contrasty compared to the even and neutral tones on the XDR.



Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9