In addition to temporarily cutting prices on all of its USB-C adapters to aid new MacBook Pro owners in making the transition to USB-C, Apple has also made some nice price cuts on the LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K displays that debuted alongside the new MacBooks at Apple’s October 27 media event.
Pricing is as follows:
- LG UltraFine 5K Display is now $974, a $325 drop from its original price of $1,299.95
- LG UltraFine 4K Display is now $524, a $175 drop from its original price of $699.95
Apple got out of the monitor business in June, when it officially discontinued its long-in-the-tooth Thunderbolt Display, which hadn’t received an update in what seemed to be forever. Apple gave a hint that they were out of the business of creating standalone displays with its statement when announcing the Apple-branded display had been discontinued:
“We’re discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users,” said an Apple spokesperson.
Apple decided to partner with LG to design both of the new LG UltraFine Displays, creating them to work specifically with the new MacBook Pro models that debuted on October 27. The new displays connect via Thunderbolt 3, and include features such as USB-C ports, charging capabilities, speakers, and P3 wide color gamut support. The 5K model also includes a built-in camera and microphone.
While the LG 4K Display is available for immediate purchase, shipping in five to six weeks, the 5K Display is not yet available, but is expected to become available in December. The “Special Pricing” on the monitors will last until the end of the year.