Apple Studio Display firmware 15.5 drops amid speaker problem complaints

Apple Studio Display firmware 15.5 drops amid speaker problem complaints

August 4, 2022 0 By José Adorno

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Apple is rolling out a new firmware update for its Studio Display today. As we’ve reported before, the Studio Display runs firmware based on iOS and is powered by an A13 Bionic chip inside. This combination allows Apple to roll out firmware updates to the Studio Display, and today’s update is referred to as Apple Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5.

Today’s build is 19F80. This update comes after Apple acknowledged that the Studio Display had an audio issue, which would be solved through a software update. Apple has now confirmed through its release notes that this update indeed solves these problems.

A few days ago, 9to5Mac reported on users complaining about this audio issue:

“For the last month or so, the speakers on my Studio Display have been broken. Whenever I start playing music (or any other audio), it works for a few seconds and then cuts out.”

“Audio gets choppy and eventually just cuts out completely. Rebooting the Mac doesn’t help. You literally have to power cycle the entire Studio Display(s). Happens about every 5-6 weeks for me it seems.”

The last time Apple seeded a firmware update to the Studio Display was to address issues with the webcam quality. Here’s some context:

When the early reviews of the Studio Display hit the web, Apple promised it would roll out a software update to address concerns about the webcam quality. The obvious hope is that the update would address concerns about Studio Display’s webcam, which was heavily criticized by reviewers – and it did.

According to code changes seen by 9to5Mac, Studio Display Firmware Update did make multiple changes to the frameworks for the webcam as well as Center Stage.

What’s interesting to see is that the company is using the same 15.5 number as the previous firmware update, although it’s not the same build that fixed the camera issue.

If you spot any changes in the new firmware from the company today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac.

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José Adorno

Brazilian tech Journalist. Author at 9to5Mac. Previously at tv globo, the main TV broadcaster in Latin America.

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