LG 5K Ultrafine Monitor Release Date, Latest News & Update: No Confirmed Launch Yet, But Apple Fans Are Prepared To Wait; Specs & Price Details Revealed

By CJ Estimada , Updated Dec 20, 2016 08:06 AM EST
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LG has confirmed on its website that the 5K models have been delayed and right now there are no confirmed dates regarding their availability yet. LG originally said "early December," whereas Apple was more cautious on its website, simply stating "December."

As noted last week, Apple is already leaving things rather late to allow customers to take advantage of its introductory pricing. The smaller 4K displays, thoug,h have already begun shipping out.

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 includes features like built-in USB-C ports for charging, P3 wide color gamut support, stereo speakers, a camera and a microphone.

The Waiting Game: No Shipping Date Yet For Pre-Ordered 5K LG UltraFine Units

Customers were finally able to pre-order the 5K LG UltraFine display late last month. The South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation was originally set to begin shipping to customers in 6-8 weeks but unfortunately, they might have to end up waiting much longer because the displays have since been delayed, according to 9to5Mac.

It is not certain as to what this delay means because Apple's website no longer accepts users to pre-order it. Given that Apple has discounted the displays by as much as 25% as an introductory price, which has dropped its pricing down to $974 from $1299, customers won't be able to take advantage of it and this special pricing is only valid until the end of the year, writes Ubergizmo.

A Higher Percentage Of Willing-To-Wait-Customers, According To Poll

The poll by 9to5Mac to its readers shows that the majority of 2016 MacBook Pro owners taking part are planning to stick out for the officially recommended 5K monitor. Some 53 percent plan to buy LG's 5K UltraFine, while 19 percent are waiting to see what other options become available, 11 percent are happy with their existing sub-4K monitor for now and eight percent are buying or have bought a non-UltraFine monitor.

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