Apple stops selling LG UltraFine 5K display after Studio Display launch
The Apple Store has officially stopped selling the LG UltraFine 5K following the launch of the Apple Studio Display. It’s unclear if LG will stop making the model altogether, along with the product as well. out of stock on LG websitealthough there is currently for sale on Amazon for the moment. the eBay’s secondary market looks pretty healthyprobably because people are dumping the display in droves now that a first-party solution is available.
Announced on Tuesday, the Apple Studio Display uses almost the same panel that LG has shipped inside the UltraFine 5K for several years. It’s also closely comparable to what Apple sold inside the 27-inch iMac, another product that also dropped from the Apple Store this week.
A minor improvement over the panel is a 600 nits higher brightness for the Studio Display, compared to the UltraFine’s 500 nits.
However, what makes the Studio Display appealing is Apple’s focus on build quality and overall design. The display features an all-aluminum enclosure and stand, with silver and black tones that will pair perfectly with any Mac lineup, including the new Mac Studio.
The Studio Display also sports an ultra-wide 12-megapixel webcam with support for the company’s Center Stage feature, which provides dynamic framing for video calls as people move around the room. It also has a six-speaker array with four woofers and two tweeters, and a “studio-grade” three-microphone array.
The Studio Display can be connected to another Mac using a single Thunderbolt cable, providing display output and passthrough charging up to 96 watts. The Studio Display also includes three 10Gbps USB-C ports for easily plugging in accessories.
The LG UltraFine had a small price advantage over Apple’s offering. Until yesterday’s deletion, it was available for $1300. The Studio Display starts at a higher price of $1599 and can be configured with a height-adjustable stand for an additional $400 and anti-reflective nano-textured glass for an additional $300.