LG’s UltraFine 5K Display, the external ultra high-resolution display Apple didn’t want to make, is now available to order through Apple.com. The display can be ordered with Apple’s in-store pickup option (availability of in-store pickup may vary from one store to another). First orders were scheduled to deliver on December 27 or 28, with in-store pickup availability on December 29. However, estimated delivery times quickly slipped to 2-4 weeks.
Many locations, like Apple Fashion Valley, won’t receive them before January 20, 2017.
To check availability of in-store pickup for the display, visit the product listing on Apple.com and click the “Check Availability” link underneath the Pickup heading in the lefthand column. After selecting a desired store from the list, you will get an estimated delivery date for that particular store.
Following its recent decision to exit the standalone display business, Apple teamed up with LG to offer customers a pair of brand new monitors from LG: 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display and $1299.95 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display.
Both products are available with a 25 percent discount for a limited time.
UltraFine 4K Display is currently listed with a $524 price tag while its 5K counterpart will set you back $974. Discounted pricing for these displays was set to return to LG’s suggested retail prices on December 31, but it’ll remain in effect until March 31, 2017.
Apple’s price cuts for USB-C adapters and accessories were also extended from year end to March 31, 2017.
If you order your 5K UltraFine Display from Apple.com with in-store pickup, you will receive a notification email when your shipment is ready to be picked up. You can pick up the order yourself or have someone else pick it up for you.
LG’s 5K display has a 5,120-by-2,880-pixel resolution screen with 14.7+ million pixels.
It measures 27 inches diagonally, just like Apple’s phased-out Thunderbolt Display, supports P3 wide color gamut and uses the Thunderbolt 3 protocol to drive 5K video, stereo speakers, a built-in camera, three USB-C ports on the back at USB 3.1 speeds and up to 85 watts of charging power over a single cable.
15-inch MacBook Pro models are capable of driving four 4K external displays or two 5K external displays at 60 Hz, in addition to their built-in screen.
Yesterday, Apple began offering in-store pickup for AirPods ordered online via Apple.com with February 8 availability.