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

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  1. Bin Cook macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2018
    Unreliable and ugly AF. The monitor equivalent of the iTunes phone.
  2. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

    Jul 23, 2012
    I usually read that Matt displays are better for photo editors - https://au.pcmag.com/monitors/3667/how-to-choose-the-right-monitor-for-photo-editing
  3. Niko Todd, May 9, 2019
    Last edited: May 9, 2019

    Niko Todd macrumors member

    Niko Todd

    Sep 20, 2018
    The hold up is that in Microsoft's obsolete view of things, you don't need high-res for MS Office. And why would you - in a world where everyone is a cubicle office worker, or a dry corporate douche looking at Excel sheets 24/7.
    Flat flippy tiles is as far as Microsoft's perception of aesthetics goes. Go figure.
    As the most used OS world-wide, and only consumer OS alternative to MacOS, why bother make things better?
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    Dell U3014 / U3017.
    16:10 aspect ratio is your friend for photography. Avoid wide screens!
  4. skippermonkey macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003
    Bath, UK
    I really hope the upcoming monitor(s) and Mac Pro signal a real turnaround in Apple's treatment of its 'high end' users. Irrespective of what you think of Tim Cook as a person or CEO, he's been the death knell for professional creatives outside of laptops. Maybe he's on kickbacks from Dell and HP on the sly...
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    False. The article never mentions anything of the sort like I did about the displays possibly shipping during WWDC or even later this summer.


  6. theluggage macrumors 601

    Jul 29, 2011
    I think 4k has caught on OK - it’s 5k that has foundered.

    TLDNR: because of the way the OSs and Apps are designed, 4K is the sweet spot for Windows and 5k is the sweet spot (at a price) for MacOS.

    1080p had become the de-facto standard for “low” def displays in Windows - it’s the same resolution as HD TV meaning cheap, mass market display panels - so the obvious next step up is 4K “UHD” at exactly twice the linear resolution so everything scales well.

    Apple had pushed 1440p to their less price-sensitive customers in the form of the iMac and Cinema displays, so the best step-up to that is 5k, again, at exactly twice the resolution.

    Thing is, although 5k is better, 4K is pretty darned good and, on Windows, it doesn’t need non-integer scaling to get a usable size on a 27” display. On Mac, everything is a bit too big in standard “retina mode” 4K, although the non-integer scaled modes are very effective.
  7. star-affinity macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    My college has the LG 4K display here opposite me. Has been working well for about six months now and it easily has the best image I've seen on a monitor. In conjunction with True Tone (which works when the MacBook Pro display/lid is open) the colors look good an natural, albeit I bet they would be even better if a proper hardware calibration was done.
  8. GaryMumford macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2008
    yeah, they also announced AirPower :)
  9. Martius macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2008
    Prague, CZ
    Fingers crossed for iMac-like 4K/5K monitors with amazing build quality.

    I don't see any reason to release just a super-expensive 6K monitor for the 1% of their customers.
  10. PickUrPoison Suspended

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Apple’s got a lot of experience with high quality, high resolution displays, I don’t think there’s much to worry about!
  11. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    I have the 4K and 5K. It's the same panel as the iMacs and my 5K LG sits right next to my 5K iMac. I cannot tell the difference between the screens. They also have USB C hubs on the back.

    These are fantastic displays. Is the design pretty? Not really, but the screens ARE and that's the important thing.

    I don't understand all the hate for these monitors. If youkke the iMac screena, you'll like the LG'S
  12. - rob - macrumors 6502

    - rob -

    Apr 18, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    My question: will the new 6k show enough colors to make the recent game of thrones episode watchable?

    Seriously though, I have been watching the Apple product monitor space for some time. I run the Dell P2715Q off a Blackmagic 580 and the 2018 MBA.

    I tried an ultra wide curved display and returned it because the PPI was too low.

    I’m very curious to see what Apple has planned and how well it will support existing machines Andy eGPUs.
  13. Gorms macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2012
  14. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I reckon the LG 5K is gonna be available again, otherwise Apple would have removed the listing as well. They should have done this with the iPhone SE, givin' how many times it was on 'clearance sale'
  15. GaryMumford macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2008
    Well technically their high res displays were LG or Phillips and just assembled by Apple in a bespoke shell... but they did assemble them very nicely indeed.
  16. Spectrum macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2005
    Never quite sure
    I would just like a 32 inch 5K display - that can be powered from a mac mini 2018
  17. citysnaps macrumors 603

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco
    VGA interfaces? :)
  18. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    Apple already confirmed that they are working on a pro display alongside the Mac Pro, both are a 2019 thing according to Apple. Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has said that Apple is contemplating announcements for the Mac Pro at WWDC.
  19. PickUrPoison Suspended

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Nope not true in the least, technically or otherwise. There’s a big difference between an LCD panel and a monitor.

    Also, Apple doesn’t actually do the assembly; that’s outsourced to contract manufacturers.
  20. honeycombz macrumors 6502


    Jul 6, 2013
    Can’t they just make computers like the good 'ol days?
  21. adr1974 macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    Anyone aware of any other decent 27"+ 4k+ glossy monitors?
  22. sirozha macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    You think?
  23. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    I hope iPhone sales crash and burn, leaving Apple with nowhere to go after ignoring their Mac lineup for years. Apple's put all of their fruit into two baskets: iPhone and services. I, for one, want neither.
  24. udayan81 macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2017
    Guess it's not ultra fine anymore.. it's just plain old
  25. AppleZilla macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    Both of these come up refurbished on Amazon and Woot often, very cheap. I got the 4k for 200 bucks as I await the coming Apple displays. It has a beautiful display in a not-so-premium frame. But at least it's flat black and basically unnoticeable in every day use.

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