Just a few days ago, it was discovered that LG’s new UltraFine 5K Display for use with the 2016 MacBook Pros experiences some serious issues when operating near a router. At the time, it didn’t seem like LG was gonna fix the hardware bug as it clearly stated in its user manual to operate “where no Electromagnetic Interference occurs,” but in a new statement to Recode, it looks like the company is changing their tone as starting this month, all UltraFine 5K monitors manufactured will include improved shielding so routers can’t interfere with the connection between the display and your computer.
“LG apologizes for this inconvenience and is committed to delivering the best quality products possible, so all LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K displays manufactured after February 2017 will be fitted with enhanced shielding,” the company said in an email.
According to LG, they’ve redesigned the monitor so an issue like this doesn’t occur in the future. Furthermore, customers can get their faulty displays retrofitted with the new shielding by going through LG’s customer service.
I said back when the news broke that LG needed to fix this issue immediately. Otherwise, it would be a very poor move on their part as most users have their monitors next to or near their router. At least the company is making the change now and not too far down the road.
- SOURCE: Recode