Apple ditches the 27-Inch LG UltraFine 5K Display from its online store

LG Ultrafine 5K
LG Ultrafine 5K (Image credit: LG)

What you need to know

  • Apple is no longer selling the LG UltraFine 5K Display in its online store.
  • Apple recently announced its own 5K monitor in the shape of the Studio Display.
  • The UltraFine 5K Display was previously available for $1,299.

Apple has removed the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display from its online store as it begins selling its own 5K monitor, the brand new Studio Display.

With the new Studio Display now available for pre-order and set to begin shipping next week, Apple has taken steps to make sure that it isn't competing against its own product by removing the LG UltraFine 5K Display from its online store. While the display was one that came about via collaboration between LG and Apple, the latter now has its own 5K monitor to sell.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display previously sold for $1,299 which is cheaper than the $1,599 that the Studio Display begins at. While the two monitors are understandably being compared with each other, the Apple monitor does have features like a webcam and spatial audio support.

Mac Studio And Studio Display Lifestyle

Mac Studio And Studio Display Lifestyle (Image credit: Apple)

Apple's Studio Display was announced alongside the Mac Studio, arguably the best Mac that the company has ever made. Both were shown off for the first time during the March 8 event and will become officially available on March 18.

Notably, Apple continues to sell the 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display for $699.95, a monitor that doesn't quite compete with its Studio Display in the same way the 27-inch 5K offering did.

Apple's big March 8 event also saw the arrival of the newly updated iPhone SE and iPad Air.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.