Apple has removed the LG UltraFine 5K display from sale on its online stores. Additionally, the same display is also listed as out of stock on LG’s own website with no clear plans in place to restock the hardware.
This comes almost immediately after Apple’s announcement of the Studio Display.
Apple and LG had previously collaborated on the LG UltraFine 5K display with a promise that the hardware would be tightly integrated and compatible with the macOS ecosystem. From a feature perspective, the monitor is packed with 5K resolution, P3 wide color, and 500 nits of brightness, all designed to offer an excellent visual experience. The monitor also included a Thunderbolt 3 port for connectivity purposes and for actually charging a connected Mac.
The monitor has completely disappeared from Apple’s website and is out of stock direct through LG. Apple is still listing the 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display, which retails for $699. Interested consumers will need to keep an eye on LG’s website to see if the 27-inch version of the LG UltraFine 5K comes back into stock. However, at this point in time, it would seem unlikely.
Apple has listed its new Studio Display at a higher price-point than what it previously sold the LG UltraFine 5K monitor for. The former will be available for general sale on March 18 with pre-orders for the new Apple display starting earlier this week.
Those interested in the Studio Display can expect to pay upwards of $1699 for a 27-inch 5K Retina display with a 5120×2880 resolution at 218 pixels per inch and 600 bits of brightness. As you’d expect, it offers P3 Wide color and True Tone technology and can be configured with nano-texture glass. Definitely a worthy competitor to the previously available LG UltraFine 5K monitor for those who are happy to spend a little more.
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