Apple Studio Display - Is your Mac / iMac / MacBook compatible?

During "Peek Performance" keynote on March 8, Apple has this, among other things studio display presented, which directly for use on the new MacStudio was touted. However, it was also mentioned that the screen can also be used on other Mac, iMac and MacBook models. However, there are limitations due to the fact that the Apple Studio Display has its own processor, other special hardware and its own software-supported functions. Not all (old) Apple computers can be used with it. Below is a list of compatible models.

Which Mac is compatible with the Studio Display? Which iMac, which MacBook and which iPad can be used on the Apple screen? I answer these questions in this guide.

Which Mac is compatible with the Studio Display? Which iMac, which MacBook and which iPad can be used on the Apple screen? I answer these questions in this guide.

These Mac models are compatible with the Studio Display

Is my Mac compatible with the Studio Display? That's a question to ask yourself before you buy the new screen with the joy that it's not as expensive as the Pro Display XDR. Because for use, not only does the image-emitting device have to have a Thunderbolt connection, it also has to (currently) run at least macOS Monterey 12.3 on it. Accordingly, you can use the following Mac models on the new Apple Studio Display:

  • Mac Studio (2022)
  • 16″ MacBook Pro (2019 or newer)
  • 14″ MacBook Pro (2021)
  • 13″ MacBook Pro (2016 or newer)
  • 15″ MacBook Pro (2016 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (2018 or newer)
  • Mac mini (2018 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (2019 or newer)
  • 24″ iMac (2021)
  • 27″ iMac (2017 or newer)
  • 21,5″ iMac (2017 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017)

These iPad models are compatible with the Studio Display

If your iPad has a USB-C connection, you can also use it with an external screen, monitor, projector or television. To use the screen presented by Apple on Tuesday, you not only need the USB-C connection, but one of the following models with at least iPadOS 15.4:

  • 12,9″ iPad Pro (3rd generation or newer)
  • 11 ″ iPad Pro
  • iPad Air (5rd generation)

Do you have any questions, comments or tips on the subject? Then please leave a comment. Incidentally, the source for the information shown here is the official one data sheet of the device.

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