Apple introduces all-new 27-inch 5K Retina Studio Display

Apple today introduced the all-new Studio Display, which pairs beautifully with any Mac. It features an expansive 27-inch 5K Retina display, a 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, and a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system with spatial audio.

Apple's all-new 27-inch 5K Retina Studio Display
Apple’s all-new 27-inch 5K Retina Studio Display

The Studio Display is available to order today, arriving to customers beginning Friday, March 18th.

The all-new Studio Display perfectly complements the all-new Mac Studio and also beautifully pairs with any Mac. In a class of its own, it features a gorgeous 27-inch 5K Retina screen, plus sensational camera and audio, delivering that integrated experience Mac users love.

Slim Aluminum Design

Studio Display brings a stunning all-screen design with narrow borders and a refined, all-aluminum enclosure that houses an advanced set of features in a slim profile. Its built-in stand allows the user to tilt the display up to 30 degrees. To meet the needs of a variety of workspaces, Studio Display also offers a tilt- and height-adjustable stand option with a counterbalancing arm that makes the display feel weightless as it is adjusted. A VESA mount adapter option is also available, and supports landscape or portrait orientation for even more flexibility.

Immersive 27-inch 5K Retina Display

Studio Display features a 27-inch 5K Retina screen with over 14.7 million pixels. With 600 nits of brightness, P3 wide color, and support for over one billion colors, images come to life with spectacular detail. True Tone technology automatically adjusts the display’s color temperature as the environment changes for a more natural viewing experience. An industry-leading anti-reflective coating enables incredibly low reflectivity for better comfort and readability. And for workspaces with bright light sources, including sunlight, Studio Display offers an innovative nano-texture glass option. Nano-texture glass, first introduced on Pro Display XDR, scatters light to further minimize glare while delivering outstanding image quality.

Sensational Camera and Audio System

Featuring the A13 Bionic chip, Studio Display delivers amazing experiences with its highly advanced camera and audio system. The ultimate video conferencing display, it includes a 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, a feature that automatically keeps users centered in the frame as they move around for even more engaging video calls.

Studio Display also includes a studio-quality, three-microphone array with an especially low noise floor for crystal-clear calls and voice recordings. It also features a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system, the best ever created for Mac, delivering an unbelievable listening experience. Four force-cancelling woofers minimize distortion and produce bold, articulate bass, and two high-performance tweeters create accurate mids and crisp highs. The speakers also support spatial audio for music and video with Dolby Atmos, creating a truly cinematic viewing experience. Altogether, Studio Display has the best combination of camera and audio ever in a desktop display.

The high-fidelity six-speaker sound system in Studio Display supports spatial audio for a truly cinematic experience.
The high-fidelity six-speaker sound system in Studio Display supports spatial audio for a truly cinematic experience.

Seamless Connectivity

Studio Display has three USB-C ports that deliver speeds up to 10Gb/s to connect high-speed peripherals, storage, and networking right into the display. A Thunderbolt port enables users to connect Studio Display and any connected peripherals to their Mac with a single cable. The same cable also delivers 96W of power to a Mac notebook, allowing Studio Display to even fast-charge a 14-inch MacBook Pro. And up to three Studio Displays can be connected to MacBook Pro, creating a powerful edit bay or animation workspace.

To complement the design of Studio Display, there’s a new silver-and-black color option for Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse that customers can purchase separately.

Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse now come in a silver-and-black color option that complements the design of Studio Display.
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse now come in a silver-and-black color option that complements the design of Studio Display.

Pricing and Availability

• The new Studio Display is available to order today on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app. It will begin arriving to customers, and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, beginning Friday, March 18th.

• Studio Display is $1,599 (US), and $1,499 (US) for education. Additional technical specifications, including nano-texture glass and a choice of stand options, are available at apple.com/store.

• Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad ($199 US), Magic Trackpad ($149 US), and Magic Mouse ($99 US) in the new silver-and-black color option are available at apple.com/store.

MacDailyNews Take: Yes, it’s certainly about time!

It was a mistake for Apple to have ever left the display market:

Apple ceding the display business damages the Apple brand. Apple does not lead in an essential personal computing component and other companies logos are destined to be in Mac users’ faces all day long. Not smart. Cook & Co. should reconsider their decision and make and sell Apple-branded displays. Direct profits aren’t the issue, ancillary profits are; smart executives like Cook should be able to recognize the power of perception.MacDailyNews, March 2017

MacDailyNews Note: Some pricing notes:

• The nano-texture glass option is $300 extra ($1,899 total price)
• The Tilt- and height-adjustable stand is $400
• The Tilt-adjustable stand or VESA mount adapter are standard (no additional cost over an above the $1,599 or $1,899 base price; you choose one at purchase)
• A Thunderbolt cable (1 m) is included with the display in the box

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13 Comments

        1. That was more than 10 years ago, and the specs of the Apple Thunderbolt Display don’t even come close to the new model. But yes, it feels way overpriced for a 27-inch screen…

  1. The Apple 30-inch Cinema Display sold for $3300 back in 2004. The comparable LG 5K display that Apple sells today is $1300. Of course you can find cheaper 5K displays… No wait, you can’t, there aren’t any.

  2. The first “Apple Cinema Display” with DVI connector was 22″ and was released in Sept 1999 at the outrageous price of $3,999. Other sizes were offered later, with the 30″ models priced a bit more competitively as John B. stated above.

    The 27″ “LED Cinema Display” with MiniDisplayPort connector was released on July 2010 for a more reasonable $999.

    The last 27″ model before this year, the “Apple Thunderbolt Display” was released in July 2011, and it basically replaced the MiniDisplayPort for a soon-obsolete TB connector. It was abandoned in 2016.

    Believe it or don’t, the 2022 Studio Display is only the 2nd all-new 27″ display Apple has released.

    Those people who don’t understand the price tag should know that most Apple Displays integrate a laptop charging power supply, USB and TB hubs, FaceTime Camera, mike and speakers in a tidy package. Not a bad way to go if you don’t already have all that stuff. If you don’t want that, you can still buy an plain 27″ LG Utrafine 5K display for $1300 from Apple.

  3. My first monitor was a 17” black and white 8bit off brand for $999
    This new amazing monitor is well worth the price. I’d also rather have two 27” matching monitors rather than a 27” iMac.

        1. Good question, I would assume it should be okay. Apple does offer free returns so I’m not particularly concerned. I have a Mac Studio and Studio Display on order.

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