Late last year, Apple announced it would cease retailing its Thunderbolt external Retina displays.
The LG Ultrafine 5K Display was named the recommended monitor for use with Apple products. However, the company has now pulled the Ultrafine from sale, citing performance issues when placed close to Wi-Fi routers. If the monitor is placed within six feet of a router, it can experience signal disruption and also cause MacBooks to freeze up.
New monitors are being fitted with the right shielding technology to prevent this disruption, but existing models will need to be retrofitted. If you ordered the LG Ultrafine at the end of last year, the delivery window has been extended by up to six weeks, so prepare for delays as Apple works to remedy the issue. As of posting, there’s not a timeline for existing owners to receive the retrofit.
By Prasana William