When Apple introduced its Studio Display on Tuesday, there was no mention of this new screen’s compatibility with devices other than Macs or iPads. Between the presence of the Apple A13 chip, True Tone technology, “Hey Siri”, a webcam with focused frame functionality, and speakers with spatial audio, there’s something to raise some apprehensions: Can this screen be used with a PC?
Apple has confirmed to The Verge that yes, the Studio Display can be connected to any other device, including Windows PCs. Simply, features specific to macOS will not be accessible: so there will be no True Tone that makes it possible to adapt the screen’s colorimetry to ambient brightness, but the screen will be handled well at full resolution (provided the device supports 5K). otherwise it will adopt a lower resolution) and it will even be possible to access the webcam even if the focused frame functionality is inaccessible. It would also be possible to use a microphone and speakers, but without spatial audio.
Mac Studio and Studio Display
So this is good news for users with more than one device. However, the question of compatibility with older Macs remains. Apple says you need a 2016 or later MacBook Pro, 2017 or later iMac, 2018 or later MacBook Air or Mac Mini, 2019 or later Mac Pro, or Mac Studio. But it’s possible that Apple is only talking about full compatibility here: we can expect the screen to be supported without some features (for example with a USB-C to HDMI adapter), this is the test of time. There will be a point.
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