Apple’s all new 27-inch 5K Studio Display is a fascinating piece of technology, largely due to it being supported by a pretty overpowered A13 SoC that still remains at the core of Apple’s iPhone 11. However, apart from being overpowered the Studio Display it’s also pretty over engineered for a monitor because Apple’s new Studio Display ships with a whopping 64GB of internal storage and two cooling fans.
First and foremost, as highlighted by developer “Khaos Tian” on Twitter, Apple’s new Studio Display ships with almost 64GB of internal NAND storage out of which only 2GB is utilized.
This is kind of crazy as the Studio Display contains the exact same 2.65GHz A13 Bionic chip, 12MP Ultra Wide front-facing camera setup with Center Stage, paired with 64GB base configuration of storage as the ninth-generation iPad. Making the Studio Display even more powerful than the second-generation Apple TV 4K, which sports an A12 Bionic chip and a base storage configuration of just 32GB.
Besides that, to make matters even stranger, teardown of the Studio Display has revealed that it ships with two cooling fans. For comparison no fan is found on Apple’s $5,000 Pro Display XDR or even 2021 iMac which is a freaking computer with it powerful M1 Processor.
While economies of scale might be at play in the first case as pairing the A13 with a less storage might have ended up costing more than the same 64GB system currently being used in the iPhone 11 and 9th Gen iPad; but there’s nothing that explains the latter with the only explanation being that the Studio Display could have been a iMac Pro prototype that never saw the light of day and was converted into a new product.
Whatever the case is, it makes us wonder what the true purpose of this Frankenstein of a monitor really is? And who knows? Maybe Apple might figure out a way to harness the Studio Display’s hardware for some thing else via a future update.
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