Apple Pulls 4K LG UltraFine Displays From Online Apple Store in U.S.

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has removed the 4K LG UltraFine Displays from its online Apple Store in the United States, continuing a trend of pulling the display from its online stores around the world. Before disappearing from the store, the display had been listed as "Sold Out" for quite some time.

    It's not clear why Apple has stopped selling the 4K LG UltraFine Display, but it is several years old at this point, having first debuted in 2016.


    The 4K and 5K UltraFine Displays were designed by LG in partnership with Apple and were created to be used with the 2016 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, which supported Thunderbolt 3 for the first time.

    The 21.5-inch 4K LG UltraFine Display offered a resolution of 4096 x 2304 with support for P3 wide color gamut and 60W of power delivery for charging a MacBook. It was selling from Apple for $700 before being pulled from the online store.

    LG recently debuted a new 4K UltraFine Display, but this new model, priced at $1300, was not designed in partnership with Apple and it doesn't seem like Apple is planning to replace the existing model with this one in its retail stores.

    Apple is still selling the LG UltraFine 5K Display for $1300, and Best Buy is continuing to offer the original UltraFine 4K Display from 2016 for its original $700 price, suggesting it has not been discontinued by LG.

    Apple is working on an Apple-branded display that will be sold alongside the high-end high-throughput modular Mac Pro that's in the works, but with a rumored 6K resolution and a 31.6-inch screen size, it's sounding like it's going to be ultra high end (and expensive) and not a replacement for traditional 4K and 5K displays.

    Article Link: Apple Pulls 4K LG UltraFine Displays From Online Apple Store in U.S.
  2. gugy macrumors 68040


    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    I can only hope the Apple new displays and Mac Pro are finally around the corner. Maybe at WWDC. About damn time.
  3. Roscorito macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2018
    Hope this means the 6k will be accompanied by a smaller 4K miniLED option that can be bought for one kidney, as opposed to two.
  4. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2003
    "but with a 6K resolution and a 31.6-inch screen size, it's sounding like it's going to be ultra high end (and expensive) and not a replacement for traditional 4K and 5K displays."

    The pace of technology that 5k is now considered 'traditional.' Well hopefully they will come down in price further. Btw, I noted that a month ago you could buy a 5k in the Apple store (brick and mortar), but now they are all gone from my area. Another sign something is coming.
  5. Asarien macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2015
    Oakland, CA
    It's happening.

    LG's non-UltraFine displays are great, but the UltraFines had an extremely high fail rate.
  6. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    That's what I'm hoping for. I don't need 6K or 31". But a nice decent-sized Apple-designed 4K display would be perfect.
  7. SkippyThorson macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2007
    Utica, NY
    The new one looks, infinitely, leagues better than the prior one supposedly 'designed in partnership with Apple'.

    Perhaps that's why - they did better on their own, and Apple has no obligation to sell either.
  8. Apple Master Suspended

    Apple Master

    Jan 13, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Most Apple computers don't even have the processing power or ram to even edit 4k video so I don't even know why they are pushing 4k monitors.
  9. squizzler macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2019
    You Kay
    Well, Apple Master, you must know that RAM is configurable at point of purchase.
  10. JesperA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2012
    Exactly, because computers only use-case is editing 4k video, computers are not used for anything else
  11. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2014
    its not about video for most.

    its about a clean sharp display to view your work on.

    Have been using my 5K and 4K externsals for years and years, all for non video work.

    1080pi makes my eyes bleed when i look at it now.
  12. Niko Todd macrumors member

    Niko Todd

    Sep 20, 2018
    Sorry but this is the dumbest comment ever!
  13. MKevin3 macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2016
    Apple afraid to sell something that several years old? Now you are just making me laugh at work for no good reason.
  14. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    I wonder if this means new products are coming at WWDC. I can’t see this being a thing they announce via a press release.
  15. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    The LG monitors had issues in the beginning that need to be patched/fixed. I’m sure Apple wasn’t too happy about that. Apple probably thought LG can do a good job, but didn’t. So Apple decided to go back making their own monitors again.

    Hopefully this trend continues into software with the revival of Aperture. Somebody needs to give Adobe some competition.
  16. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My 2014 iMac edits 4K video without breaking a sweat. In any case, what does that have to do with monitor resolution?
  17. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    Damn Apple, always gotta do me dirty
  18. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    I wonder if they figured out the burn-in/ghosting issues. I was at the Apple Store a few days ago and saw one of the 5K displays connected to the Mac Pro, and it had severe burn-in. Not only could you see the windows/dock/menu bar if you open something else, but you can also clearly see the desktop. It's like someone took a screenshot and permanently overlayed it over the display at 50% opacity. I wonder what causes this kind of phenomenon.
  19. nlistgarten macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2016
    San Mateo, California
    I would think that too, but they did do a bunch of updates via press release recently. Also WWDC is still 6 weeks away, so it’s a bit early to be pulling stock.
  20. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    True, since it’s impossible to use all those pixels for anything other than editing 4K videos.
  21. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    I'm trying to wait for the New New Mac Pro, but I have been pricing out components to build a new PC if they either continue to delay or screw it up.

    I'm not going to be locked out of Nvidia cards, since I need to use my Mac Pro as both a Windows machine and a Mac.

    Hopefully this is a signal that they are about to announce new display and new Mac Pros. At least I'll know if they over engineered what should be an easy sell; A modern modular machine in a single case.
  22. StevieD100 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2014
    Living Dangerously in Retirement
    So the 4K video editing that I shot with my Nikon Z6 and edited earlier today on my 27in iMac was a figment on my imagination then?
    It wasn't so...?
  23. Stevez67 macrumors member


    Dec 24, 2016
    Hmmm ... troll much?
  24. JetTester macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2014
    It's always smart to take a product off the shelf when all you can replace it with is a promise of something that is only vaporware now.
  25. Roscorito macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2018
    Yup. Much more excited by the HDR possibilities than the extra pixels. If it has ProMotion/120hz as well, I’ll be ecstatic.

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