Apple on Tuesday released a beta of its new version 15.5 firmware for the Studio Display. The new beta – which was released alongside new betas of iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, tvOS 15.5, watchOS 8.5, and macOS Monterey 12.4 – is said to address an issue with the Studio Display’s webcam.
An Apple spokesperson that spoke to The Verge, said the firmware beta released today does indeed fix the webcam problem. Apple in March had promised a firmware fix for the Studio Display to address an issue with the webcam
The Studio Display boasts a 12-megapixel Ultra-Wide camera that supports Center Stage. However, owners and reviewers of the new display have complained that the camera consistently produces grainy, washed-out images. Apple says the issue is the result of an issue causing the system to not behave as expected.
Tuesday’s beta firmware release brings updated “camera tuning, improved noise reduction, contrast, and framing.”
This firmware update is currently limited to Macs that are running the macOS Monterey 12.4 beta. After installing the macOS 12.4 beta, Studio Display owners can go to System Preferences > Software Update to install the firmware.