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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today introduced the Studio Display, a lower-priced 27-inch alternative to its Pro Display XDR. The standalone monitor includes a one-meter Thunderbolt cable in the box, and for customers looking for longer options, Apple has started selling a 1.8-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable for $129 and has a three-meter option coming soon for $159.


Apple says the Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable supports Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 data transfer up to 40Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer up to 10Gb/s, and pass-through charging up to 100W for a connected MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

Key features of the Studio Display include a slim all-aluminum enclosure, 5K resolution, up to 600 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide color gamut and over one billion colors, a built-in stand that allows the user to tilt the display up to 30 degrees, a six-speaker sound system, an A13 Bionic chip that enables "Hey Siri" functionality and the 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera's Center Stage feature, and more.

The Studio Display is also equipped with three USB-C ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and a studio-quality three-mic array.

Customers can order the Studio Display starting today through Apple's online store, with availability starting March 18. In the U.S., the Studio Display is priced at $1,599 with a tilt-adjustable stand and at $1,999 with a tilt- and height-adjustable stand. The monitor can also be configured with nano-texture glass and/or a VESA mount adapter.

Article Link: Apple's New Studio Display Includes 1-Meter Thunderbolt Cable With 3-Meter Option Coming Soon
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macrumors 68040
Jan 8, 2003
Anyone think about putting the Studio Mac on the floor? Will 1M get you there? Is it a stupid idea in general?
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Sep 29, 2015
Seems like too small of a machine to put on a floor. Maybe on a printer hutch, if you still have yours from when they were required furniture in the 80's.
So true lol. But beautiful furniture weighing a ton like vintage audio gear.
How times have changed. I'm an 80's guy btw!!
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macrumors 68020
Dec 8, 2011
That’s a good way to get extra dust into the system imo. Definitely don’t do it on carpet, considering where the intakes are.
My first thought when they started showing the Mac Studio airflow: ARE THERE FILTERS??

Of course not. If there's a fan, it will eventually coat the interior with particulate matter, and this will hurt performance (or worse). Has anyone noticed that the Studio Display seems to have 2 fans in it?

And Apple don't want us opening these things to clean them, either...


macrumors 68020
Dec 8, 2011
What’s the difference between this and the $20 usb-c cable apple sells?
There are SO MANY DIFFERENCES between cables with the USB-C connectors!

And that's not even up to date with Thunderbolt 4.


macrumors 68020
Dec 8, 2011
To be fair, the Apple Thunderbolt Pro cable is braided.
Good to hear. Thanks for the note. I wonder if the plugs are more robust. My companion recently sent me a picture of her lightning connector, split down the middle of the white plastic of the plug (not the connector; the part we grab onto). I know thunderbolt plugs seem to be longer, so there's at least more to grab on to...


macrumors 65816
Jul 27, 2009
Most people will have the computer right beside the Display, surely a 1-ft / 30 cms option would work best for cable management... 1 meter means there will be a lot of cable left over (an official Apple cable in the former size would be great)
This whole set up seems like just more cable management. An AC cable for the monitor AND for the Mac Studio, then a thunderbolt between the two, yes?
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