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Apple Studio Will Work with Windows 11

Apple’s new 27-inch 5K Studio Display will work on Windows 11 and Windows 10, but there are some caveats to know about.


Earlier this week, announced its new Studio Display. A 27-inch 5K display monitor designed for the new Mac Studio, one of the questions at launch was will the display work with Windows. On its website, Apple has given an answer to the question, and it is yes. That means and customers can use the new Apple Studio Display.

Following up on that confirmation, the company spoke to The Verge and said the display will work on Windows PC. However, there are some caveats worth knowing about. Most notably – but also predictably – macOS apps will not be available. That include Center Stage, the “Hey Siri” ability, and Spatial Audio.

Apple says at the core is simply a display that works like any normal PC monitor that has integrated speakers and webcam.

The webcam was one area where compatibility was in question. Apple says that to provide firmware updates to the webcam, connection to a Mac device is necessary. Speaking to The Verge, spokesperson Alex Bender says the 12-megapixel lens will work on any PC. Again, this does not really clear up the question of firmware updates.

Windows Functionality

While the Apple Display is a 5K 60Hz screen, not every Windows PC will be able to support that performance. So, the resolution will depend on your system. Of course, that's the case with any monitor you use on 's platform.

It is good that Apple Display works on Windows, I guess, but it would be a bad buy for any Windows 11 user. This is very much a product created to be primarily compatible with other Apple devices. On Windows, there are more affordable options that deliver the same or even better specs. Let's not forget the Apple Studio starts at an eye-watering $1,600.

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SourceThe Verge
Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.