LG Has Addressed Issues Experienced With Its UltraFine 5K Display – New Units Will Not Be Affected


Apple started selling both the LG UltraFine 5K and 4K monitors to help users transition to its latest 2016 MacBook Pro lineup. Unfortunately, the monitor with the 5K resolution started displaying problems when it was in close proximity of a wireless router, forcing both companies to come up with a solution immediately. Now it looks like we can safely say that newer units of the UltraFine 5K display are no longer going to be affected by this.

LG Is Going to Be Placing Additional Shielding in Order to Protect Its UltraFine 5K Displays

The issue that was being faced was if the 5K monitor was in close proximity with a router, it would start behaving erratically such as not showing the display, resulting in a hard reboot being initiated from the MacBook Pro. However, the display continued to work perfectly when it was connected in a different room since the signals emanated from the router weren’t strong enough. According to Recode, LG’s has stated the following regarding the update.

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“LG apologizes for this inconvenience and is committed to delivering the best quality products possible so all LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K displays manufactured after February 2017 will be fitted with enhanced shielding.”

This shows that the LG monitors were suffering from a hardware issue right from the start. So what will happen to the units that are not outfitted with enhanced shielding? Well, the source states that these displays will have to be retrofitted with this particular shielding otherwise they will continue to behave erratically.

The display is currently available on Apple’s website for a retail price that’s below $1,000. For those that don’t know, there is a 25 percent discount already applied to the machine in order to help users extend their existing workplace in an affordable manner after they have purchased the new MacBook Pro.