It seems that the flagship LG UltraFine 5K monitor which has been adopted by Apple as they go to monitor, is suffering from a critical flaw that makes it intolerant to electromagnetic interference from devices such as a home wireless router.
It seems in its rush to fulfil Apple orders LG has simply forgotten to provide adequate EM (electromagnetic) shielding within the 5K monitor, to protect it from electromagnetic interference when placed closer to a wireless router.
Interference starts happening when a wireless router is moved within 2 m of the LG UltraFine 5K monitor, causing the screen to flicker and even blank out in extreme situations. As you would expect LG has advised customers to move wireless routers at least 2m away from the monitor.
As soon as LG releases information for a more adequate solution we will keep you up-to-date as always. For more details jump over to the ArsTechnica website by following the link below.Filed Under: Displays News, Top News