It’s been a bumpy ride for the LG UltraFine 5K display. It didn’t go on sale for a long time. John Siracusa lamented it on Accidental Tech Podcast. Today in Slack one of my friends referred to it as “remarkably cheap feeling” with a “deeply unpleasant hinge mechanism.” Red flags abound!
But this report from Zac Hall on 9to5 Mac takes the cake:
LG UltraFine 5K Display has a critical usability issue… that doesn’t affect other external monitors: the hardware can become unusable when located within 2 meters of a router.
LG support says the router issue only affects its 5K monitors and no other LG displays. Without more 5K monitors on the market to test, it’s unclear if this limitation will be hardware specific or an issue in all external 5K displays coming soon.
So, there’s another reason why maybe Apple shouldn’t have gotten out of the display business after all.