Multiple reviewers have complained of bugs with Apple’s new Studio Display’s webcam, which Apple says is a software issue, not a hardware thing, and a fix is on the way. Apparently, it can be fixed by a software fix, as the display apparently runs a full version of iOS 15.4.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who was initially skeptical of Apple’s “software fix” claims, says there’s is a reason to believe the company can fix the problems.
“Maybe I should hold my breath [after all],” writes Gruber. “Multiple little birdies familiar with the Studio Display, each birdie independent of the others, tell me that the image quality problems really are a software problem.”
Gruber noted that the display is apparently running a full version of iOS 15.4. The software installed on the monitor by Apple has the same build number as the shipped iOS 15.4 and identifies itself accordingly.
“[And] a future software update might not merely somewhat improve image quality,” he continues, “but raise it to a level commensurate with the iPad models equipped with the same camera (the new Air and last year’s Pros).”
We’ll let you know as soon as Apple makes a Studio Display update available to the public.