This version of the Apple Studio Display was announced on March 8, 2022, along with the Mac Studio. Apple described the display: “A big, beautiful window into new worlds, Studio Display draws you in from the moment you turn it on. It has a slim, all-screen design. And it’s packed with a phenomenal set of features so everything you do springs to life with gorgeous color and spectacular detail.”
The 27-inch display featured a 5K Retina display at 5120×2880 resolution (218 pixels per inch), a built-in 12MP Ultra Wide camera, a high-fidelity six-speaker system, and was powered by the A13 Bionic chip.
This packaging was included inside the Apple Studio Display and housed an included all-black Thunderbolt cable and a selection of paperwork, including:
Regulatory notes and safety information (two 2-sided sheets)
A color booklet explaining the display’s basic features
Apple stickers (2 black stickers on one page)
Please note that the all-black Apple logo stickers were considered somewhat rare in 2022 and were general only included with “Pro” Apple hardware.
This cardboard package measures 95 x 165 x 37 mm. Inside, it includes a pocket for the paperwork and a unique, all-cardboard structure to neatly pack the 1-meter Thunderbolt braided black cable.
Apple’s DVI to VGA Adapter shipped with the original Mac mini (2005). Because the original Mac mini Video out port was designed for displays that use a DVI connector, the computer also shipped with this compact DVI to VGA Adapter. This adapter allowed the Mac mini to work with a then-standard VGA display.
The original Apple Studio Display (LCD), was introduced along with the Power Macintosh G3/300 DT and MT, two powerful (at the time) beige G3 towers. Uncharacteristically, the original Studio Display did not match the beige towers, but the design was quite futuristic at the time with translucent dark blue plastics. The Studio Display was released just months before the original iMac which would also use translucent plastics.
There are three versions of this display in three different colors. The original was dark blue. The next version was blueberry and white, and the final version was graphite and white.
The original Studio Display requires System 7.5 or later. It has a 15.1-inch active-matrix LCD display on an adjustable stand with ADB and S-Video in ports. This display was Apple’s first to begin the transition between CRT and flat-panel screens. It supported 1024×768 resolution and weighed 12.1 pounds.
This model is made with translucent white and graphite plastics. This version and the and blueberry/white model matched the G3 and G4 towers available at the time.
The Apple 17-inch Studio Display (LCD/ADC) featured an active-matrix LCD display and integrated two-port USB hub. It used a clear-plastic housing similar to the Apple Cinema Display. Its optimum resolution was 1024×768 and also supported 640×480 and 800×600.
This model used an Apple Display Connector (ADC). The design matched the aesthetic of the Power Mac G4 Cube models and the Mac towers of the time. A year after release, a larger 17-inch model became available using the same case design.
The Apple 17-inch Studio Display (LCD/ADC) featured an active-matrix LCD display and integrated two-port USB hub. It used a clear-plastic housing similar to the Apple Cinema Display. Its optimum resolution was 1280×1024 and also supported 640×480, 800×600, and 1024×768.
This model used an Apple Display Connector (ADC). The design matched the aesthetic of the Power Mac G4 Cube models and the Mac towers of the time. A similar 15-inch model was also available at the time