Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LG 5K UltraFine Display Delayed

Ben Lovejoy:

LG has confirmed that the 5K UltraFine monitor Apple recommends for use with the new MacBook Pro models has been delayed. A company representative told us that LG does not yet have a confirmed date for availability.

LG originally said ‘early December,’ while Apple was more cautious on its website, simply stating ‘December.’ As we noted last week, Apple is already leaving things rather late to allow people to take advantage of its introductory pricing …

Apple is offering the 5K UltraFine at a launch price of $974, but only up until December 31. Given that it hasn’t even opened pre-orders yet, that isn’t going to allow people much time to place their order before the price jumps to $1299.

Update (2016-12-21): Joe Rossignol:

LG’s new UltraFine 5K Display is now available for purchase for $974 on Apple’s website in the United States, with orders initially estimated to ship in 3-5 business days but quickly slipping to 2-4 weeks.

Apple has extended its $974 sale price for the display until March 31, 2017, when the price will return to $1,299.95. The discount was previously set to expire on December 31, but it was likely extended due to the display’s lack of availability until late into the month. Apple’s discount on USB-C adapters is similarly extended.

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As soon as you mention this, Apple starts selling the monitor. It's now available on the Apple website.

@Eric Cool! It said “Unavailable” when I wrote the post. Now it says “Dec 27 - Dec 28.”

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