Benjamin Mayo of 9to5Mac noticed a new addition to the Apple Store today:
Apple is now selling a new generation of the 5K LG UltraFine display. For the first time, the 5K UltraFine is now compatible with the iPad Pro, and finally offers a 5K viewing option for iPad Pro users 2018.
Previously, the 5K UltraFine screen would only work over Thunderbolt. Now it can deliver 5K over USB-C DisplayPort, which means it can now work with any of Apple's current Mac and iPad Pro models.
Earlier this year, the previous UltraFine 5K was mysteriously run. Many people assumed that moves were in preparation for Apple introducing its own viewing option at WWDC. However, when the Pro Display XDR was unveiled, the $ 4999 base price meant that it clearly did not target the same market as LG's UltraFine. While it is possible Apple will introduce a reasonable view of the first party at some point in the future, for now UltraFine is a nice alternative to have. It's priced at $ 1
Update: Since its original release, 9to5Mac has discovered an Apple support document that clearly states that the new screen can only work with iPad Pro in 4K resolution – 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz – instead of the entire 5K which is available with many Mac models. A disappointing discovery, but perhaps not entirely surprising.