Apple’s recently-released Studio Display contains 64GB of onboard NAND storage, but only 2GB are actually used by the display, says developer “Khaos Tian” on Twitter.
As mentioned by MacRumors, some free space is likely needed for firmware updates, but 62GB of unused space seems to be wasted at the current time. Apple has not confirmed the amount of the Studio Display’s internal storage in its technical specifications.
lol Studio Display has 64GB onboard storage?! pic.twitter.com/XfHGCYUYMG
— Khaos Tian (@KhaosT) March 21, 2022
The Studio Display also contains an A13 Bionic chip, the same chip that powers the iPhone 11 lineup, the second-generation iPhone SE, and the ninth-generation iPad. None of these devices have ever been available in any storage configurations below 64GB, which suggests that smaller quantities of NAND storage may be incompatible with the A13’s storage controller.
Apple may be using the 64GB system due to already having the parts for it on hand because of the above-mentioned products.
The Studio Display contains the same 2.65GHz A13 Bionic chip, 12MP Ultra Wide front-facing camera setup with Center Stage, and 64GB base configuration of storage as the ninth-generation iPad.
This latest information shows that the Studio Display has better specifications than the second-generation Apple TV 4K, which is powered by an A12 Bionic chip and a base storage configuration of 32GB.