LG UltraFine 5K display is ‘sold out’ on Apple’s online store

LG 5K monitor
Gone, but not forgotten.
Screenshot: Apple

We may have reached the end of the line for the LG UltraFine 5K display. According to Apple’s online store they are officially “sold out.”

This follows Apple discontinuing the LG UltraFine 4K display last month. While there’s a slim chance that stocks will at some be replenished, it’s more likely that Apple is phasing out the monitors altogether. Possibly to get ready for its own upcoming next-gen display.

The LG displays were introduced in 2016, after Apple dropped out of the display business by ditching its previous Thunderbolt Displays. LG’s lineup was generally well-received by reviewers. However, they also caused problems for many Apple fans, who experienced display issues. This ultimately caused Apple to delay orders and block sales until the issues were ironed out.

What to expect from Apple’s next-gen display

Talk of a next-gen Apple display dates back several years now, with nothing to show for it yet. Last month, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple is set to release a 31.6-inch display. This, he suggested, “will target a very high-end position” and feature an “all-new design.”

With WWDC coming up next month, it seems that there is an opportunity for Apple to showcase a new display there. While WWDC typically focuses more on software than hardware, high-end displays are typically bought by pro-level consumers. These are exactly the kinds of people who flock to WWDC each year.

Did you have any experience of LG’s UltraFine displays? What did you make of them, and what are your hopes for a next-gen Apple display? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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