When Apple first launched the Studio Display and it was being reviewed by YouTubers, many were quick to discover that the monitor came with its power cable attached, and that it was nearly impossible to remove. It turns out that in order to remove it, you would need a special tool for it.
According to a tweet by @StellaFudge, they shared an image of a device that Apple apparently uses to remove the power cable from the monitor. It’s a bit strange that the cable cannot be removed, especially since it was noted in MKBHD’s review that prior to this, Apple introduced a MagSafe connector for the 24-inch iMac, so it’s odd that the company opted to use a near-impossible to remove cable for this monitor.
The Studio Display Power Cable Removal Tool is absolutely wild! pic.twitter.com/MoCY0pCdXt
— Stella – Fudge (@StellaFudge) March 20, 2022
It should be noted that you could pull on it really hard to remove it, especially since it isn’t soldered or glued into the display, but we definitely do not recommend it since it could damage the display and you could be left with a very expensive repair bill. We’re not sure what Apple’s thought process here was, but that’s the reality we’re living in.
That being said, to be fair, it’s not as though we constantly have to remove the power cables of our monitors constantly, and if you do need to move it around, the fact that the cable is plugged in pretty tight means it should be harder to lose it.