5K LG UltraFine Display Now Unavailable From Apple in the U.S.

Apple is no longer offering the 5K LG UltraFine Display from the Apple Store in the United States, with the monitor now listed as "Sold Out" and unavailable for pickup in any retail location.

The 5K LG display was in stock and available to be shipped just recently, so the stock shortage happened within the last few days. The listing for the display has not been eliminated from Apple's site, so it's not entirely clear if Apple plans to restock the monitor or if Apple is done selling it for good.

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Apple last month removed the online listing for the 4K LG UltraFine Display, and prior to when it was pulled, the 4K monitor had been listed as "Sold Out" for some time, so Apple could be planning to remove the 5K monitor from the site in the near future as well.

The 4K and 5K UltraFine Displays were designed by LG in partnership with Apple and were created to be used with the 2016 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, which supported Thunderbolt 3 for the first time.

The 27-inch 5K UltraFine Display featured a resolution of 5120 x 2880, P3 wide color gamut, and 85W of power delivery for charging a MacBook Pro. Apple was selling it for $1,299. The 27-inch 5K UltraFine display continues to be available from Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Amazon, and it is still listed on LG's website.

Apple is potentially phasing out the LG displays because they're several years old at this point and because there is a new Apple-branded display in the works. Apple is developing a high-end high-throughput modular Mac Pro and is said to be planning on a 31.6-inch 6K display to go with it.

The new display has been described as a high-end display aimed at Apple's pro user base, so it's likely to be expensive and may not be a suitable replacement for the 4K and 5K displays that are no longer available from Apple.

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Top Rated Comments

sub150 Avatar
28 months ago
Not offering a consumer or even prosumer monitor is terrible. The 6k 32" is clearly professional or business and leaves the rest of us out here with a Dell that probably won't work that well with a MacBook. What's the point of TB3 if you don't have a monitor that plays well with it.

Just another sign of them not getting it and trying to protect margins at the expense of UX. Keyboards, Homepod, iPhone naming/lineup, Macbook naming/lineup, Mac Pro debacle, iCloud storage, Apple TV (hardware, app, and +...wtf..and what is AppleTV+), Apple News+...I mean seriously what is this company doing other than chasing fires with no overarching, long term strategy.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
azdolan Avatar
28 months ago
Looks like the new Apple displaying is incoming
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boil Avatar
28 months ago
Not offering a consumer or even prosumer monitor is terrible. The 6k 32" is clearly professional or business and leaves the rest of us out here with a Dell that probably won't work that well with a MacBook. What's the point of TB3 if you don't have a monitor that plays well with it.

Just another sign of them not getting it and trying to protect margins at the expense of UX. Keyboards, Homepod, iPhone naming/lineup, Macbook naming/lineup, Mac Pro debacle, iCloud storage, Apple TV (hardware, app, and +...wtf..and what is AppleTV+), Apple News+...I mean seriously what is this company doing other than chasing fires with no overarching, long term strategy.
Dude, chill... The 4K & 5K LG monitors are STILL AVAILABLE, just not directly from Apple...

What a shock that they might want to remove competition FROM THEIR OWN APPLE WEBSTORE...

But I would hope they also offer a 27" 4K model to complement the Space Grey Mac mini, even if we all know it will come at a higher cost than a comparable third-party monitor...?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boil Avatar
28 months ago
LG UltraFine would've sold better if they had better design (smaller bezels, no LG branding on the front, metallic finish) and kept the introductory price ($974 for 27" 5K and $524 for 21.5" 4K).
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Actually, they are sold out in many places. I think they are no longer being manufactured.
Well then, if they are no longer being manufactured, then we cannot really blame Apple for removing them from their webstore (especially since they have their own monitor forthcoming)...

But we CAN hope that Apple will (eventually) make more than one size of Apple-branded monitor...!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkrupp Avatar
28 months ago
My guess is Apple is no longer restocking them, which might be indicative that they’re finally bringing their own displays in either during WWDC or maybe later in the summer. Ideally, it would make sense during WWDC being within less than a month. (They surprised everyone with Macs updated last July.)
Does it really matter? If or when Apple announces its own monitors this comment section will stroke out over the prices. I can hear it now.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
28 months ago
My guess is Apple is no longer restocking them, which might be indicative that they’re finally bringing their own displays in either during WWDC or maybe later in the summer. Ideally, it would make sense during WWDC being within less than a month. (They surprised everyone with Macs updated last July.)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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