Apple Delays Shipments Of UltraFine 5K Monitors, Here's Why

By Mae Cervantes , Feb 10, 2017 01:46 PM EST

Apple has delayed shipments of the LG UltraFine 5K Display by up to a month and a half on its website. The delay extends up to six weeks because LG continues to fix and cut down electromagnetic interference.

Electromagnetic Interference

According to The Verge, Apple and LG ensure to highlight the shielding issue and update the hardware, as well as fixing the Wi-fi interference. Clients started seeing glitches and freezes due to close proximity to a Wi-Fi router. A week ago, LG affirmed the issue, apologized and declared an official announcement to fix the hardware.

When the monitor is set within two meters of a wireless router, the display starts to flicker. In addition, when the monitor moves closer, it goes black and unusable. Apple revealed that it could freeze the MacBook Pro and force the system to reboot to make function again.

Enhanced Shielding

LG unveiled that the existing models are ready to be retrofitted with the same improved protecting and clients will have LG support to organize a repair to tackle the issue. The electronics giant confirmed that all UltraFine 5K Displays manufactured after February 2017 offer extra protecting features against electromagnetic radiation from routers, as per 9To5 Mac.

Standalone Display Business

Apple ensures that the monitor the company is selling will be fitted with appropriate shielding against interference. The technology giant stayed out of the controversy regarding the UltraFine 5K, which offers a promotion of the UltraFine series in lieu of its choice to exit the standalone display business.

The LG UltraFine monitors were part of the USB-C accessories that Apple marked down after the MacBook Pro's switch to exclusively using four USB-C ports. Apple plans to extend the promotional discount until March 31 for the UltraFine 5K display, which goes for $974 from the original price of $1,299.


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