Apple Stops Selling 27-Inch LG UltraFine 5K Display

Apple has removed the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K display that was previously a Mac user's go-to option for external monitors from its online store following the launch of the Studio Display.

LG UltraFine Display
LG and Apple had worked on the display together, promising tight integration with macOS. The UltraFine 5K display featured a 5K display, P3 wide color with 500 nits of brightness, and one Thunderbolt 3 port capable of charging a Mac.

Following the announcement of the Studio Display this week, Apple has removed the UltraFine 5K display from its online store, now only listing the 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display starting at $699. LG's own website also lists the UltraFine 5K display as sold out, and it's not entirely clear if the display will be restocked anytime soon.

The UltraFine 5K display retailed for $1,299, compared to the $1,599 starting price of Apple's Studio Display. The Studio Display was made available for pre-order this week and will be available on March 18. Learn more about Apple's newest display with our roundup.

Tag: LG

Top Rated Comments

Royksöpp Avatar
15 weeks ago

Does the LG have a height adjustable stand and/or integrated VESA coupling? If I’m not mistaken the two monitors share the same LCD panel but perhaps with different backlighting? Apple unit doubtless has a premium finish though.

Not hard to see why they don’t want these two items occupying the same shelf space and competing for buyers’ affections. Typical Apple but not unexpected.
The picture quality is incredible. It's better than any Apple screen I've ever owned aside from my XDR MPB and OLED iPhone 13 Pro. Perhaps I got lucky with my panel, but I've never had any issues.

For a plastic monitor the build quality is excellent. The stand is height and tilt adjustable with a solid metal base. The stand is removable and can be replaced with the included metal vesa mount. The stand and vesa mount are quite heavy.



Attachment Image

Attachment Image

Attachment Image
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
15 weeks ago
Main objective: Maximize the sales of the Mac Studio Display. Therefore, Apple wants you to spend your money on its own newly Mac Studio Display.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UltimateSyn Avatar
15 weeks ago

Maybe they will discontinue the 4K and release 24" version of Studio Display once Mini is updated? Like.. Studio Mini :D
(Remember the rumours about LG making new 24,27 and 32 inch screens for Apple?)
I don't have a case for a large 5K screen, a 4K cheaper version would be amazing..
I hope so, too - a cheaper 24" consumer display, a moderately more expensive 27" mini-LED Studio Display XDR, and a 32" Pro Display XDR. That would be quite the impressive monitor lineup.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reggaenald Avatar
15 weeks ago
Why compete if you are the competition.
This is just to sell more overpriced Studio Displays, obviously, not because the Ultra Fine is outdated or anything.
Classic Apple. Shame I’m not a shareholder though.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
airbatross Avatar
15 weeks ago
Maybe they will discontinue the 4K and release 24" version of Studio Display once Mini is updated? Like.. Studio Mini :D
(Remember the rumours about LG making new 24,27 and 32 inch screens for Apple?)
I don't have a case for a large 5K screen, a 4K cheaper version would be amazing..
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UltimateSyn Avatar
15 weeks ago
Here are some of the ways the Studio Display is superior to the UltraFine 5K

* 600 nits of brightness (vs. 500 nits)
* Aluminum design (vs. cheap looking black plastic)
* Six speaker system (vs. two)
* [S]True Tone capable (vs. not)[/S]
* USB-C ports are 3.1 Gen 2 (vs. 3.0)
* 12MP ultra-wide camera with Center Stage (vs. 1080p)
* Three microphone array (vs. one)

It's a really compelling product, although I do wish that it had ProMotion or mini-LED backlighting.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

studio display

Apple Confirms Studio Display Will Work With PCs, But With Some Caveats

Wednesday March 9, 2022 10:53 am PST by
Apple has confirmed to MacRumors that the brand new Studio Display will work when connected to PCs, but critical new features of the display will not carry over and the experience will be lacking compared to using the display with a Mac. Features that require macOS, such as True Tone, will not work when connected to PCs. When connected to a PC, the webcam in the Studio Display will work as a ...
mac studio studio display

Mac Studio and Studio Display Orders Now Live

Tuesday March 8, 2022 11:11 am PST by
Apple today introduced the Mac Studio, an all-new Mac that's a hybrid between a Mac Pro and a Mac mini, with the new machine equipped with M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips. Priced starting at $1999 for the M1 Max version and $3999 for the M1 Ultra version, the Mac Studio can now be ordered from Apple's website. Alongside the Mac Studio, Apple introduced the new 5K 27-inch Studio Display, which...
studio display

Apple's $1599 Standard Studio Display Does Not Come With a Polishing Cloth

Wednesday March 9, 2022 3:19 am PST by
Apple's brand new standard Studio Display does not come with a polishing cloth included in the box, unlike the Pro Display XDR which offers a cloth in both the standard and nano-textured models. On its website, Apple says that only the nano texture Studio Display will come with a polishing cloth in the box, alongside the display itself and a one-meter Thunderbolt cable. Apple's...
mac studio studio display duo

First Mac Studio and Studio Display Orders Begin Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand

Thursday March 17, 2022 3:02 pm PDT by
It is officially March 18 in Australia and New Zealand, which means that it's Mac Studio and Studio Display launch day. Customers in these countries are always the first to get their hands on new devices, and Apple's new studio devices are being delivered. The Mac Studio and Studio Display are starting to arrive to customers who pre-ordered when the devices went up for sale following the...
apple studio display blue

Deals: Expercom Offers First Discount on Apple's New Studio Display

Wednesday March 9, 2022 9:23 am PST by
Apple yesterday announced the new "Studio Display" external monitor, which features an all-screen design and a 27-inch 5K display. Expercom now has the first deal on this monitor, priced at $1,519.05, down from $1,599.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Expercom. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running....
studio display 1

Apple's Studio Display vs. LG's UltraFine 5K Display

Wednesday March 23, 2022 11:27 am PDT by
With the unveiling of Apple's new 27-inch 5K Studio Display earlier this month, it immediately drew comparisons to LG's similar UltraFine 5K display that's been on the market for a number of years. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The LG display is $300 cheaper than the Studio Display, and while availability has been spotty, LG says it will continue to be available...
mac studio and studio display

Complete 'Apple Studio' Package With Highest-End Mac Studio, Studio Display, and Accessories Costs Nearly $11,000

Tuesday March 8, 2022 12:14 pm PST by
Apple today announced the Mac Studio and the Studio Display, a setup that includes new Mac situated between the Mac mini and the Mac Pro alongside a new mid-level display. The Mac Studio and Studio Display are meant to be paired together, but as expected, they are purchased separately to allow users to customize their setups. To get the full "Apple Studio" experience, customers will need ...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With LG's 32-Inch UltraFine OLED Pro Display

Wednesday January 12, 2022 1:12 pm PST by
LG in December announced the launch of its new 2022 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro display, and in our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with it to see how it compares to Apple's Pro Display XDR and whether it might be worth picking up depending on the price point. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Officially named the "32BP95E," the display features a resolution of ...

Popular Stories

home app ios 16

Apple Confirms iPad Will No Longer Be Supported as a Home Hub in iOS 16

Wednesday June 22, 2022 12:38 pm PDT by
The iPad will no longer be able to be used as a home hub following the launch of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and the HomePod 16 software this fall, Apple confirmed today. As discovered in iOS 16 code by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, Apple says that the iPad will no longer be supported as a home hub. This information will be displayed in the Home app after updating to iOS 16.A home ...
apple ar headset concept 2

Apple CEO Tim Cook Hints at AR/VR Headset: 'Stay Tuned and You'll See What We Have to Offer'

Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:34 pm PDT by
CEO Tim Cook this week did an interview with China Daily, where he once again commented on on the future of augmented reality and hinted at Apple's work on an AR/VR headset. Render via designer Ian Zelbo Cook said that Apple is excited about the opportunities available with augmented reality, which is not too far off from prior comments that he's made, but he went on to say that people should ...
customize wallpaper setting ios 16

iOS 16 Beta 2 Tidbits: New Wallpaper Colors, Backup Over LTE, SMS Filtering and More

Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:16 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the second betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers for testing purposes, and the new betas introduce new features and refine some of the changes that Apple made with the first iOS 16 release. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Lock Screen Photo Wallpaper Customization When customizing a photo on the Lock Screen, there are two new DuoTone and...
Shazam Music Recognition Control Center

iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature Syncs With Shazam App on iOS 16

Tuesday June 21, 2022 7:37 am PDT by
Since the release of iOS 14.2 in 2020, the iPhone has included a built-in Music Recognition feature in Control Center powered by Shazam. And with iOS 16, and also the iOS 15.6 beta, the feature has received a small but useful upgrade. As noted by Twitter user @someone_andrew, songs identified with Music Recognition in Control Center finally sync with the Shazam app. It also remains...
2022 back to school apple

Apple Launches 2022 Back to School Offer: Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad

Friday June 24, 2022 5:08 am PDT by
Apple today launched its annual "Back to School" promotion for college/university students in the United States and Canada. This year's promotion offers a free Apple gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, rather than free AirPods like last year. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare+ plans during the promotion. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with the purchase ...
ios 16 lock screen feature2

Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to Developers

Wednesday June 22, 2022 10:07 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming two weeks after Apple unveiled the new software at WWDC and released the initial betas. Registered developers can download the iOS and iPadOS 16 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the betas will be available over the air. Given...
apple ar headset concept 1

Apple Rumored to Announce 'Game-Changer' AR/VR Headset in January 2023

Friday June 24, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
Apple is "likely" to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset as soon as January 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo In a detailed post on Medium, Kuo explained that Apple's headset will be a "game-changer" for the augmented-reality and virtual-reality market. Describing some of the headset's...