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More sources are saying that Apple’s Studio Display webcam quality issues are a software bug, and that Apple is working to release an update that will considerably improve matters.
As noted in certain of the first Studio Display reviews, the monitor’s webcam has proven to be poor. It was reported then that Apple had officially claimed this was a software issue, and that an update would be coming at some point.
Now reviewer John Gruber, who was initially skeptical of Apple’s claims, says there’s reason to believe the company can fix the problems.
“Maybe I should hold my breath [after all],” writes Gruber. “Multiple little birdies familiar with the Studio Display, each birdie independent of the others, tell me that the image quality problems really are a software problem.”
“[And] a future software update might not merely somewhat improve image quality,” he continues, “but raise it to a level commensurate with the iPad models equipped with the same camera (the new Air and last year’s Pros).”
Even aside from the specific webcam criticism, the Studio Display is proving to be one of the most divisive products Apple has made.