If the Studio Display’s rather mediocre webcam caused a lot of talk when it was released, it’s the turn of the screen’s speakers to be the center of attention. Several customers have indeed complained of problems with the microphones or during audio playback. Apple has acknowledged the concern in a memo sent to authorized repairers who have been able to consult MacRumors.
The problems encountered by users seem diverse: some simply have no sound, the microphone stops working, the sound is sometimes choppy… No fix is available for the moment, but Apple still offers a solution temporary to solve the problem… at least for a while. This consists of unplugging the Studio Display and disconnecting all accessories and devices connected to the screen. All that remains is to wait ten seconds before reconnecting the slab.
Tip: restarting the Studio Display fixes all its bugs, even the most improbable ones
It’s not the first bad buzz what Apple’s latest screen has to deal with: many testers have complained about the very poor image quality offered by the integrated webcam. The Apple ended up correcting the situation with an update, which does not bring a dramatic change in quality.
As for the sound problems mentioned today, Apple explicitly indicates in its memo that it is not a hardware problem. Apple hints that a future update to the firmware could solve the problems. As a reminder, the Studio Display runs on a modified version of iOS and works thanks to an A13 chip (the same as in the iPhone 11).