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Apple's LG 5K Display Store Listing Now Accepting Reviews

Last week, a reddit post accusing Apple of removing negative reviews for the LG UltraFine 5K Display started making the rounds, suggesting Apple was hiding negative feedback about the new display in its web store.

MacRumors has learned that reviews were never made available for the LG 5K Display in Apple's online store, though the reason for that is not clear. It could be that reviews were not activated due to the long delay between when the display was announced and when it became available for purchase.

Whatever the reason behind the lack of reviews, the issue has been fixed. As of this morning, the LG 5K Display listing on Apple's website does indeed feature a "Ratings & Reviews" section.

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Looking back at archived web information from 2016 and early 2017 confirms that the LG 5K Display listing never displayed rating or review details, and if Apple were censoring reviews, the company also likely would have put an end to lukewarm reviews for the 4K LG UltraFine Display. The 4K display store listing has offered reviews since it became available for purchase.

Because Apple didn't delete the reviews, the premise behind the original reddit post is flawed. While it's true there's been some negative feedback about the LG 5K Display on Apple's Support Communities, there was no secret censoring of information on the store page.

It is not clear if Apple is looking into any of the issues that prompted the reddit post. On Apple's Support Communities, customers complain of issues with the display suddenly shutting off, flickering, or not connecting to a Mac, ports not working, sound problems, and more.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display has been available for purchase since the middle of December. Apple is currently offering a limited time discount on the display, dropping the price from $1,299 to $974. The special pricing will be available through the end of March.

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13 weeks ago

Reddit is basically Craigslist of dialogue. It's a good way to be loud, without any checks and balance for accuracy. It's entertaining to read, but nobody really takes it seriously. Like Craigslist, LOL


As opposed to all the insightful and reasoned comments made on Macrumors ...
Rating: 16 Votes
13 weeks ago

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Reddit is garbage. I wouldn't trust the junk on that site for anything.


Here's a list of some people that have done AMAs on reddit:

Barack Obama, President of the United States -- AMA ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_president_of_the_united_states/?ref=search_posts')

Gordon Ramsay. AMA. ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/334wcy/i_am_gordon_ramsay_ama/?ref=search_posts')

Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, Ask Me Anything! ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4apj5f/im_apple_cofounder_steve_wozniak_ask_me_anything/?ref=search_posts')

actor Patrick Stewart of Yorkshire, X-Men, Star Trek and Blunt Talk. AMA! ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3hq15d/i_am_actor_patrick_stewart_of_yorkshire_xmen_star/?ref=search_posts')

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AMA ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18bhme/im_bill_gates_cochair_of_the_bill_melinda_gates/?ref=search_posts')

Elon Musk, CEO/CTO of a rocket company, AMA! ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2rgsan/i_am_elon_musk_ceocto_of_a_rocket_company_ama/?ref=search_posts')

Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic candidate for President of the United States — AMA ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36j690/i_am_senator_bernie_sanders_democratic_candidate/?ref=search_posts')

Neil deGrasse Tyson -- AMA ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/mateq/i_am_neil_degrasse_tyson_ama/?ref=search_posts')

the investigative journalists who worked on the Panama Papers AMA! ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4fi6ck/we_are_the_investigative_journalists_who_worked/?ref=search_posts')

I am Buzz Aldrin, engineer, American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 moon landing. AMA! ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2a5vg8/i_am_buzz_aldrin_engineer_american_astronaut_and/?ref=search_posts')

I am Astronaut Scott Kelly, currently spending a year in space. AMA! ('https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/42cllg/i_am_astronaut_scott_kelly_currently_spending_a/?ref=search_posts')

got tired of copy/pasting...
Rating: 11 Votes
13 weeks ago
I purchased two of these monitors. My only (and big) gripe is that you can't rotate them vertically.

Now, when I say that you can't rotate them vertically, I don't mean that the monitor base doesn't support rotation (it doesn't). I mean that in the macOS display settings, you cannot change the rotation/orientation for these external monitors. I have both of mine mounted on VESA arms that support rotation, but the macOS software won't give me the option to rotate, no matter what I do. Yes, I've tried opening settings/Display while holding option + command.

Huge bummer, really wanted a long vertical monitor for code.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 weeks ago

Hold shift+option then hit the volume keys and it will move in 1/4 increments to help with this.


That's a good tip, didn't know this one, then I asked myself, would it also works on brightness, yes it does.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago

OMG YES!!! I thought it was only me... It is so annoying, and i can never find the perfect volume on anything. Have to play around with the system and video volume for a minute to get it right for every video i watch!

Hold shift+option then hit the volume keys and it will move in 1/4 increments to help with this.
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Reddit is garbage. I wouldn't trust the junk on that site for anything.


There are a handful of subreddits that are pretty heavily moderated, so are a decent source for information. There is a history subreddit that is quite good. But overall, I would agree with you that for much other than funny pictures of cats, it is a mess.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
I was a little nervous about ordering this monitor because of some bad reviews. I got mine today, plugged it in, plugged in my tMBP 2016 via the provided USB-C cable and it all worked perfectly. No issues with flicking, buzzing, crashing, etc. I can't believe how nice the screen is though. I thought my MBP screen was crystal clear, but this thing is amazing.



Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
So, suddenly the story changes from: "My negative review was deleted." to "None of the reviews made ever appeared on the website."?
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
Bring a brand new Apple Thunderbolt Display 24-inch with Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) and USB 3.1 Type-C (reversible) Generation 2 (10 Gbps) ports.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
Mine works great love it. The sound is a bit funky though seems it gets really loud at low volume settings 2 bars
Rating: 3 Votes
13 weeks ago

Ouch. That would be a deal breaker for me. Like you, I want to see a lot of code.

What are you guys writing in? Cobol?

I don't want to see any method that has so many lines that is can fill my monitor flipped vertically. :)
Rating: 3 Votes

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