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I like the Apple Studio Display, but I’d love a $500 version

It’s been almost a week and I’m still thinking about Apple’s Studio Display.

This isn’t because I adore it (although I do), it’s because I’ve seen the light and I know what the company needs to do: release a $500 monitor called the Apple Display.

I can feel you salivating at the thought of that.

Before we get into the specifics, let’s backtrack and talk about Apple’s just-released Studio Display — because it’s probably the most sensual I’ve felt towards a monitor since I first moved from CRT to LCD.

Announced last Tuesday, the Studio Display is a 27-inch 5K monitor. So far, so standard, but where it deviates from other, more regular displays is with what else Apple has jammed in.

Firstly, it has six speakers. And, considering the audio quality on the new iMacs and MacBook Pros, this’ll give the monitor some of the finest sound in its category.

Secondly, Apple has integrated the A13 Bionic chip into the Studio Display. This is the same hardware that powered the iPhone Pro 11 and ninth-generation iPad.

In other words, it’s a serious bit of kit. With a lot of potential too.

Although Apple has only confirmed it’s using it for features like Center Stage and Siri, technically, the A13 chipset could run a full operating system on the monitor.

While we’re here, let’s take a short, leisurely stroll down this thought avenue.

How the Apple Studio display could change how we think about monitors