The only screen Apple sells directly through the site is in spite of survival issues over the past few months. The company today formed the UltraFine 4K Display, which was produced in collaboration with LG, as a 23.7-inch model with two new Thunderbolt 3 ports (as well as three vanilla USB-C connectors) around the back. It costs the same as the previous 21.5-inch model: $ 699. But this takes a hit on resolution and falls to 3840 x 2160 from 4096 x 2304. That said, with a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, You now connect to an additional monitor or Thunderbolt 3 external drive if you want.
Dedicated Apple blogs noticed the product's revival yesterday as it began to appear unlisted at the company's online store. The updated version comes just a few months after Apple removed the first 21
It's not clear whether to bring the LG UltraFine 4K back, says something significant about the rumored 6K screen. If anything, we suggest that we may not hear about it for some time – at least not until Apple is ready to take the cover off of its anticipated Mac Pro redesign. Although the latest reports say Apple can showcase its new high-end desktop as early as WWDC next month, perhaps the official Apple monitor line will be expanded in short order.
Correction, 8:42 ET: We previously wrote that the screen adds a second Thunderbolt 3 port, but Thunderbolt 3 is new here. LG's previous screen used USB-C instead of Thunderbolt 3 to send video, data and power.