LG announces a fix for the UltraFine display/router problem

Earlier in the week, 9to5Mac reported that the LG UltraFine 5K Display can be effectively unusable if placed near a Wi-Fi router with some kind of radio interference causing the monitor to regularly black out and hang the connected MacBook Pro.

LG says it has identified the hardware problem in which Wi-Fi routers within two feet of the display may result in signal interference issues — although, as I reported yesterday -- so far I’ve not encountered the problem. All new UltraFine units produced after February won’t affected as they will be fitted with “enhanced shielding.” Existing owners of the UltraFine 5K Display, recommended by Apple as the best companion to the 2016 MacBook Pro, will need to contact LG support for assistance.