27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display Removed From Online Apple Stores Across Europe

More than a month ago, LG's 24-inch 4K UltraFine display was removed from Apple's online store across Europe. Now, the higher-end 5K, 27-inch UltraFine display has also been removed from Apple's online store in several European countries, such as France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK.

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Interestingly, both the 4K and 5K UltraFine displays remain listed and available for order in the United States. The 5K UltraFine display retails for $1,300 and offers one Thunderbolt 3 port and three USB-C ports. The display features up to 500 nits of brightness with a 5,120 x 2,880 resolution and P3 wide color gamut, and offers built-in stereo speakers, a camera, and a microphone.

Apple is reportedly working on a new lower-priced external monitor, according to Bloomberg. The new monitor would be offered alongside the current high-end $4,999, 32-inch Pro Display XDR. According to Bloomberg, the new monitor would be cheaper and aimed at mainstream consumers, rather than the professional market that the Pro Display XDR is aimed at.

(Thanks, Colin!)

Update: According to MacGeneration, a soon-to-be-implemented regulation across the European Union and the UK is the cause of the display's disappearance from Apple's online store in those regions.

Tags: LG, Europe

Top Rated Comments

kyjaotkb Avatar
18 months ago
This is completely ridiculous, if you use a Mac, there isn't a single retina-quality monitor (4K at 24" or less or 5K at 27" or less) available to buy in Europe, apart from Apple's 6K XDR Display, which very few can afford. Why can't we have the iMac panels as standalone displays, and/or the return of target display mode?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daanodinot Avatar
18 months ago
Good.

Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rob__Mac Avatar
18 months ago
I've never understood the hatred of the UltraFine. I know they're not Apple branded, but given the alternatives on the market I've always been very happy. In terms of features, I couldn't find a decent alternative when I was buying… I essentially wanted a 27" iMac screen for my other computers - and that's exactly what it is!
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Propine Avatar
18 months ago
Assumption about Apple removing those displays from the Store might actually be wrong. I think they removed it, because LG has now started selling them on their own website.

Until now they were not available on the lg.com website in Germany (you couldn't actually buy any monitors on their website just a half a year ago), whereas now I can order both the Ultrafine 4k and 5k just right there (see screenshot) with same price that Apple sold them on.

I assume there are was a fixed term contract on exclusive sale through Apple distribution channels which has now ended.



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Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
18 months ago
Aaaaaand there continues to be absolutely no viable option to have an external macOS display with Retina. Which, since non-Retina text rendering has gotten considerably worse since High Sierra, is quite a problem.

Seems like using a Mac (other the iMac) in an office environment is no longer a setting Apple wants to support.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jaro65 Avatar
18 months ago
So hoping the replacement is on its way finally. Hopefully, it will be Apple-branded and with at least a 32" screen. I would be ok with it costing up to $1500, maybe even $2k depending on specs and features.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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