Apple has stopped selling LG's UltraFine 5K Display at its online store.
This comes hot on the heels of rumors that say the Cupertino brand is working on its own 6K display.
No More UltraFine Display At Apple.com
Back in 2016, the company collaborated with LG to make the displays. During that year, it also stopped selling its Thunderbolt Display, touting the UltraFine series as the perfect external monitors for Apple ecosystems. However, the displays faced a lot of issues, particularly a router proximity problem in 2017.
Apple also scrubbed out the smaller LG UltraFine 4K Display from its website in April, save for a support page.
According to rumors, the Cupertino brand is developing its own monitor. It's said to boast a 31.6-inch display with a 6K resolution, HDR support, and LED backlighting for improved contrast.
The timing of this piece of news coinciding with the discontinuation of the LG UltraFine 5K Display makes it appear that the company has decided to get back into the external display business. Put differently, it seems that Apple could be breaking things off with LG.
LG UltraFine 5K Display, UltraFine 4K Display Availability
As 9to5Mac points out, Apple's physical stores haven't restocked the LG UltraFine 5K Display ever since the router proximity problem. They were still up for grabs at Apple.com, but for the past several weeks, their availability has been spotty at best.
Even though it's "sold out" already, its listing is still up. In other words, there's a possibility it could still become available there again.
For those who missed the chance to buy them, the good news is that third parties still carry the displays, including the LG UltraFine 4K Display. At that, B&H has the 5K display in stock, while Best Buy has the 4K variant on hand.