The only monitor Apple sells directly through its website is still alive, despite questions about its ability to survive in recent months. The company today resurrected the UltraFine 4K screen, which was made in association with LG, as a 23.7-inch model with an additional Thunderbolt 3 port on the back. It costs the same as the previous 21.5-inch model: $ 699. But it takes a hit at the resolution, dropping to 3840 x 2160 from 4069 x 2304. That said, with an additional Thunderbolt 3 port, you can now connect an additional monitor or an external Thunderbolt 3 unit if you wish.
Apple's dedicated blogs first noticed the rebirth of the product yesterday when it began to appear in the company's online store. The updated version comes only a couple of months after Apple withdrew the initial 21.5-inch model from its website in the US. UU., And a month after the company stopped selling the most expensive 5K variant of the LG UltraFine. Those moves led to speculation that Apple was preparing to unveil a 6-inch, 31.6-inch screen, one that is rumored to come with a "Mini LED-type backlight design," according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
It is not clear whether recovering the LG UltraFine 4K says anything significant about the rumor of the 6K monitor. In any case, it suggests that we may not know for some time, at least not until Apple is ready to remove the packaging of its long-awaited Mac Pro redesign. Although recent reports say that Apple can show its new machine high-end desktop as soon as the WWDC next month, so perhaps the official line of Apple monitors will expand in no time.