Studio Display, the A13 Bionic processor enables “Hey Siri” even on older Macs

Not just Spatial Audio and a camera with Center Stage. Another feature made possible by the A13 Bionic processor integrated into the new Studio Display is the “Hey Siri” command that allows you to call up Apple’s voice assistant which can therefore also be used on several older Macs that previously did not support the function.

The command, we remember, is present in MacBook Pro released from 2018 onwards and in iMacs released from 2020 onwards. Studio Display also enables the command on Mac desktops that previously did not support it, including the Mac Pro 2019 and newer models of the Mac mini.

This is the complete list of Macs compatible with Studio Display and macOS Monterey 12.3 or later:

  • Mac Studio
  • MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021
  • MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019 or later
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch 2016 or later
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 or later
  • MacBook Air in 2018 or later
  • iMac 2017 or later
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac mini 2018 or later
  • Mac Pro in 2019

Announced by Apple last week, the Studio Display has a 27-inch diagonal, one 5K resolution, a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide Camera with Center Stage, a six-speaker sound system with Space Audio, a Thunderbolt 3 port and three USB-C ports. Apple’s monitor runs a full version of iOS 15.4 and is also compatible with Windows, albeit with some limitations.

Studio Display is for sale with prices starting from 1,799 euros which go up to 2,509 euros by adding the Nanotexture anti-reflective treatment and the stand that also allows you to adjust the height.


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