After Apple announced the new MacBook Pro lineup, and took time on stage to promote a display lineup from LG, there were obvious questions about a future standalone display from the company itself.
It didn’t take long before a report cropped up that said Apple was “out of the standalone display business,” and the reason Apple was promoting LG’s UltraFine 4K and 5K displays was because the company didn’t have an alternative to promote. Nor did it plan to make one.
The 4K variant of the UltraFine display from the Life’s Good crew has been available for a bit of time now, but the 5K option has been missing from Apple’s digital store shelves up until now.
The price is currently set at $974, but that’s a limited-time deal. Apple’s current pricing for the external display is only available until the end of 2016. Once 2017 rolls around, the LG UltraFine 5K display will be available at $1,299.
The UltraFine 5K display is only available to buy now from the United States and Canada online stores from Apple as of the time of publication.
Update: Some have noticed that the landing page for the 5K display sometimes shows “Currently Unavailable” and an arrival date of December. It appears to be working for some, showing shipping times up to 8 weeks, and not for others.[via Apple]