Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

LG Is Fixing the WiFi Interference Problem in Their 5K Displays

Ina Fried, Recode:

An LG spokesman told Recode that the company is adding additional shielding to newly manufactured models.

“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.

Existing models will be able to be retrofitted with the enhanced shielding, which will allow the monitor to be placed near a router.

If you own an UltraFine 5K display, it doesn’t sound like you can simply bring your display into an Apple Store to have it taken care of; you’ll have to deal with LG directly. I’ve asked for clarification and will update this post if I hear back.

A thought experiment: do you think that an Apple-designed 5K Thunderbolt Display would have these issues? If it did, do you think it would be such a pain in the ass to get your display fixed?