It’s not very often Apple waits more than a decade between product releases. In fact, it may have never happened until the company’s March 2022 ‘Peek Performance’ event.
That’s where we saw the brand-new Studio Display, Apple’s first consumer display since 2011. It’s a premium monitor designed for creative professionals or anyone who wants a top-tier audiovisual experience.
A 27in, 5K screen can be configured with standard or nano-texture glass, with the latter helping to reduce glare even further. Above it you’ll find a 12Mp front-facing camera, the same as the
iPad Air. There’s also three studio-quality mics and a six-speaker stereo setup, with Apple’s A13 Bionic controlling things under the hood.
But this isn’t a computer – it’s designed to be connected to a powerful PC, such as the new
Mac Studio. Here’s everything you need to know about buying the new Studio Display.
When will the Apple Studio Display be released?
The Studio Display was officially announced at Apple’s ‘Peek Performance’ event on 8 March 2022, alongside the Mac Studio and updates to the
iPhone SE and iPad Air. Here’s
everything Apple announced.
It’s available now in several countries around the world (including the UK and US), having been released on 18 March 2022.
How much does the Apple Studio Display cost?
The price you’ll pay for the Studio Display depends on two things: the type of glass you want and how much versatility the attached stand offers. Here’s every version available to pre-order:
Apple Studio Display (standard glass, tilt-only adjustable stand): £1,499/$1,599
Apple Studio Display (standard glass, VESA wall mount adapter): £1,499/$1,599
Apple Studio Display (standard glass, tilt and height-adjustable stand): £1,899/$1,999
Apple Studio Display (nano-texture glass, tilt-only adjustable stand): £1,749/$1,899
Apple Studio Display (nano-texture glass, VESA wall mount adapter): £1,749/$1,899
Apple Studio Display (nano-texture glass, tilt and height-adjustable stand): £2,149/$2,299
In the box, you’ll get a 1m Thunderbolt cable, while versions with nano-texture glass also include Apple’s Polishing Cloth. Still, that’s a lot of money for a monitor, and you’ll still need to connect it to a powerful computer of some description.
Where to buy the Apple Studio Display in the UK
Pre-orders were limited to Apple itself, but it’s a different story now the Studio Display has been released. Here’s the full list in the UK:
B&H Photo –
all versions still available to pre-order, marked as ‘Coming Soon’
We’re expecting the Studio Display to be available at more retailers in the UK and US once it goes on sale.
What else will I need to buy?
Potentially, nothing. The Studio Display has three USB-C ports in the back and one Thunderbolt, so it can easily be connected to your existing accessories. Using an adapter or dock, almost all keyboards and mice will work.
But while you will find Apple’s A13 Bionic chip under the hood, this is mainly used for the Studio Display’s audio and video features. There’s also no RAM, storage or operating system built-in, even if it’s designed to work with macOS.
However, you can technically use it with any PC or laptop. Of course, Apple recommends connecting one of its products, such as a
new MacBook Pro or the high-end
Mac Studio. Either of these will cost you close to £2,000/$2,000, even at their cheapest.
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