Apple Drops Prices of 4K and 5K LG Displays by 25 Percent


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Apr 12, 2001

Along with dropping the prices on all of its USB-C adapters accessories to help new MacBook Pro owners transition to USB-C more affordably, Apple has also introduced some significant price cuts to the 4K and 5K LG UltraFine Displays that were announced at its October 27 Mac event.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display is now priced at $974, a $325 price cut from its original price of $1,299.95.

The LG UltraFine 4K Display is now priced at $524, a $175 price cut from its original price of $699.95.

Each of LG UltraFine Display was designed in partnership with Apple to work specifically with the new MacBook Pro. The displays connect to the Apple's new MacBook Pro machines over Thunderbolt 3 and have features like built-in USB-C ports, charging capabilities, stereo speakers, P3 wide color gamut support, and on the 5K monitor, a camera and a microphone.

LG's 4K display is available for purchase immediately from the online Apple Store and will ship out to customers in five to six weeks. The 5K Display is not yet available for purchase, with Apple planning to launch it in December.

The price drops on the two displays are labeled as "Special Pricing" and will last until the end of the year. Apple also plans to discount its USB-C adapters until the end of 2016.

Article Link: Apple Drops Prices of 4K and 5K LG Displays by 25 Percent


macrumors 68000
Apr 4, 2003
If they were designed in partnership with LG, why are they so ugly? Would it have killed them to improve the design to be a little bit more in line with the rest of Apple products? The price cut is welcome, but that's just shaving off the Apple tax. On a non-Apple product.


macrumors 601
Wow. That's a pretty good price for the 5k......
Wow, what's happening in Cupertino? I'd say a good way to end the week after so much negativity.

.....I can't wait to hear what people have to complain about this.
Didn't take very long; see the post after yours.

So what happens if the planned roll-out of the 5K monitor slips past the expected December date? Would that require a pre-order to take advantage of the temporary price cut?
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macrumors 65816
Aug 30, 2009
Wow, amazing.

So does anyone know if a PC can run that thing? Or it HAS to be TB3? Say a GTX 1080 with DP 1.3 (technically can drive 4k @120hz on 1 cable).

I guess no one would know for sure 100%. but just wondering


macrumors 68000
Mar 18, 2014
Sarf London
So just curious. Based on the pricing and what the device does. That mean that everything else in the 5K imac is valued at around $500? ;)
21.5" vs 27"


Had read about these displays, but hadn't read up on them. If these are exclusive to Apple, as appears to be the case, why aren't they badged/packaged as Apple? And if they're not exclusive to Apple, is the price drop a preemptive response to LG selling them at the lower price point?
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macrumors 6502
Aug 13, 2009
It would appear the word got back to Apple about their user base not being happy about being taken advantage of just for being a loyal Mac user.
So much for our friends out there saying that the complainers should just shut up or leave because complaining won't do any good.
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