Beta software update promises fixes for Studio Display’s webcam woes

Apple's Studio Display.

Enlarge / Apple’s Studio Display. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple’s Studio Display got dinged for plenty of things in reviews, including its price and its IPS panel technology. But the most consistent criticism was aimed at its built-in webcam, which fell far short of most standalone desktop webcams—and even the front-facing cameras included with iPhones and iPads.

Apple said back in March that it would release a firmware update to address at least some of the problems, and that update is currently available in beta form starting today.

“This beta update has refinements to the Studio Display camera tuning, including improved noise reduction, contrast, and framing,” an Apple spokesperson told Ars.

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