Studio Display Firmware 15.5 with webcam improvements to be available soon as a separate update

Studio Display Firmware 15.5 with webcam improvements to be available soon as a separate update

May 12, 2022 0 By Filipe Espósito

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Following the release of iOS 15.5 RC and macOS 12.4 RC for developers, Apple has also made available the RC (Release Candidate) build of Studio Display Firmware 15.5 ahead of the official release. The update improves the image captured by the built-in webcam.

According to Apple, the latest Studio Display Firmware update “refines camera tuning, including improved noise reduction, contrast, and framing.” The update follows multiple complaints from users who were disappointed with the Studio Display’s poor webcam quality, which delivers washed-out, noisy images.

After these tweaks, Studio Display owners were able to notice some improvements in the image quality, which now has more natural colors and increased sharpness. However, due to the small ultra-wide sensor, even the software fixes were not enough to make the images look super good.

As of right now, Studio Display Firmware 15.5 RC is only available to beta testers. However, Apple has confirmed that once the update becomes available to the public, it will be available as separate software – so you won’t need to install macOS Monterey 12.4 before updating the Studio Display firmware.

If you spot any changes in the new betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac. Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage with the new releases right here at 9to5Mac

More about Studio Display:

Here’s how to update the Apple Studio Display and improve your webcam quality
Apple releases Studio Display Firmware 15.5 beta for developers, webcam fixes included
Second beta of Studio Display Firmware 15.5 seems to improve the webcam a bit more
iFixit Studio Display teardown examines infamous webcam, massive fans, logic board, more

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Filipe Espósito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.

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