Apple's LG UltraFine 5K Display Now Available for Purchase for $974 [Updated]

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Apple today started accepting orders for the LG UltraFine 5K Display, making it available for the temporary sale price of $974 in the United States. Orders will ship out to customers in six to eight weeks, and there is no in-store availability at this time.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display was first introduced at Apple's October 27 Mac event alongside a matching 4K Display, but until today, the 5K Display has been available for purchase, with Apple listing a vague availability date of "December."


At the beginning of November, Apple dropped the prices on all USB-C adapters and accessories, including the LG UltraFine displays, by 25 percent through the end of the year.

Because the 5K UltraFine Display was not yet available for purchase, some worried that it would not be able to be bought for the sale price, but customers who make a purchase before the end of 2016 will be able to get the display for $974 instead of $1,299.

The LG 5K UltraFine Display was created in partnership with Apple for the new MacBook Pro. The display connects to the MacBook Pro over Thunderbolt 3 and include features like built-in USB-C ports for charging, stereo speakers, P3 wide color gamut support, a camera, and a microphone.

At the current time, the LG 5K UltraFine Display is only available for purchase in the United States and Canada. It remains unavailable for purchase in other countries, with a "December" availability date listed.

Update: The LG UltraFine 5K Display is once again listed as "Currently Unavailable" and cannot be purchased. It is not clear if supplies sold out or if Apple released it early and has rectified the mistake.

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jerry16

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The LG 5K UltraFine Displays was created in partnership with Apple for the new MacBook Pro.
This line, one that has been repeated in other articles, is striking to me. Hard to see what is even remotely Apple like about this display. I'm sure it's an okay display, but it certainly doesn't seem to fit in with Apple's style. Disappointing really that this is "Apple's option".
 

jclo

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Umm, not showing available for me?
Not available for purchase in Germany? Anybody?
Not available in UK or the Netherlands either. Nice US only launch :/
Looks like it's only available in the U.S. and Canada right now -- added a line at the end of the post. Other countries are still listing "December" as a debut date, so keep an eye on it. Should be coming soon.
 

Appleaker

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See post no. 5.

Apple partnered with LG I think "codeveloped" is a little reaching. Considering how un-Apple looking it is.
I've seen that, but Thunderbolt isn't everything that makes up this monitor. The integrated camera, speakers, microphones, the exact 5K panel used in the iMac (P3), the USB-C only ports, power through the USB-C port, software integration are also part of this monitor and what I was talking about.
It really was codeveloped. Maybe it looks like that because Apple were working on their own display which they would want to sell you over the LG ones.
 

citysnaps

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See post no. 5.

Apple partnered with LG I think "codeveloped" is a little reaching. Considering how un-Apple looking it is.
Agree. It's LG's display.

Apple had input as to the 2016 MBP features the display would support; i.e. handling display control data from the MBP, audio from the MBP to the display, web camera video from the display to the MBP, MBP charging via the display.

Don't like the bezels? Take it up with LG.
 

Appleaker

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Personally I think anyone could have cobbled together this un-inspirational design. LG couldn't have made anything like this if Apple weren't involved - I'm quite convinced they could have done and looks like they have!
The appearance isn't everything with this monitor. I was talking about the components, features, and software integration.
 

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Looks like it's only available in the U.S. and Canada right now -- added a line at the end of the post. Other countries are still listing "December" as a debut date, so keep an eye on it. Should be coming soon.
Hmm says "Available December" under Ships 6-8 weeks in the US Store too. Could you please tweet it out again when it's available worldwide? Many thanks!
 
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