UltraFine to Ultra-rare: Apple seemingly removes LG UltraFine 5K display from its store
Apple has had a rough few years. Aside from the massive issues the company has experienced with its “Butterfly” keyboard switches, Apple began to receive reports in 2017 concerning the LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays it sold. Now, it appears that Apple has stopped selling the LG displays altogether.
The Cupertino company delisted the LG UltraFine 4K display earlier in the year, but now it seems that the monitor’s bigger 5K brother has met the same fate. The listing for the LG UltraFine 5K Display is still live on Apple’s website, but there’s no way to purchase it. Apple has listed the stock as “sold out,” which indicated that the company may be done selling the product.
After widespread reports of connection issues in early 2017 forced a recall of the displays, Apple stopped selling LG’s monitors in its physical store two years ago. However, the online Apple store still sold them new in box. Now Apple users hunting for an Apple-endorsed display will have to turn to third-party sellers. That is unless rumors of Apple’s next move in the pro market turn out to be true.
It’s been speculated that Apple is developing its own monitor, specifically for use with the rumored “modular” Mac Pro desktop. Current buzz pegs the supposed Apple monitor as a 31.6-inch 6K display set to release in the latter half of the year. It could be that Apple has cleared out stock of its LG displays and is now ready to move on to bigger and better things.
If you still want an LG UltraFine 5K Display, you can find the monitor on sale through third-party retailers like Amazon. (Notebookcheck may receive a small incentive if the LG UltraFine 5K Display is purchased through this link. This does not change the price charged to the buyer in any way.)
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