Following the launch of Apple’s Studio Display, it looked as though Apple was done with LG’s 5K UltraFine monitors due to the fact that it disappeared from Apple’s website. The good news is that it looks like Apple and LG aren’t calling it quits on those monitors just yet.
This is according to a report from The Wall Street Journal in which LG told the publication that their 5K UltraFine monitors were not being discontinued. It seems that the disappearance from Apple’s store was due to the fact that they ran out of stock, and that the monitors are still in production and aren’t being discontinued.
It appears that due to a component shortage, LG wasn’t able to restock them as quickly as they would have liked, but the company believes that they will be able to restock it as soon as next month.
As to why anyone would buy the LG 5K UltraFine over the Studio Display, for starters it is priced about $300 cheaper than Apple’s latest monitor. This is ideal for those who don’t really need a built-in webcam or speakers or the need for the fancy (and somewhat) novel use of the A13 Bionic chipset.
Both displays offer up the same resolution so if you’re looking for a 5K display that’s a bit more affordable, then maybe wait until next month where LG is expected to have new stock available.