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Apple Now Offering iMacs Equipped With VESA Mount Adapters as $40 Upgrade

As noticed by Macworld UK, Apple today introduced a new configuration option for its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs, allowing customers to choose a VESA mount adapter instead of the standard foot. The $40 option allows users to mount their iMacs to walls or other vertical surfaces, but must be configured at the time of purchase.
The iMac with Built-in VESA Mount Adapter is ready to pair with your favorite VESA-compatible wall mount, desk mount, or articulating arm (sold separately). This iMac doesn't include a stand, so a mount is required. If you don't already have a mount, you can purchase one when you configure your iMac.
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Apple is currently quoting shipping estimates of 7-10 business days for VESA-equipped iMacs, compared to immediate availability for standard models.

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14 months ago
Isn't it a bit cheeky charging for this, as it is offered instead of the foot, not as well as?
Rating: 36 Positives
14 months ago
Hey Apple finally showed what the iMac looks like in profile view on their website!
Rating: 15 Positives
14 months ago
Should have made it differently, now there are even more SKU's, it should have the ability to DIY, like the older iMacs.
Rating: 12 Positives
14 months ago

Isn't it a bit cheeky charging for this, as it is offered instead of the foot, not as well as?


Yes, although the word I'm thinking of isn't cheeky...
Rating: 11 Positives
14 months ago

Should've been standard.


I see what you did here;)
Rating: 10 Positives
14 months ago
Should've been standard.
Rating: 7 Positives
14 months ago
I don't see why contributors are suggesting this move points towards a TV set. VESA mounting iMacs and ACDs has been possible, and officially supported by Apple in the form of supplying the needed accessories for a long time, over many iterations of the designs.

This move today simply brings the VESA mount possibility of the current iMac in line with past models.
Rating: 6 Positives
14 months ago

Isn't it a bit cheeky charging for this, as it is offered instead of the foot, not as well as?


Agreed. They're just swapping one piece of aluminum for another.

I currently have my 2010 iMac wall-mounted and I'm really happy with that setup. This makes the new iMac a more attractive prospect for me, but first I'm going to wait to see what the new MacPro is like.
Rating: 6 Positives
14 months ago
The fact that later on you can't go with the stock stand is a huge turn off for me (and that I already have one without the VESA adapter too...)
Rating: 5 Positives
14 months ago
Wow. This is a disappointing way for Apple to go about handling things. So if you bought one already, too bad. And if you want to buy one, you're committing to not being able to use a pedestal stand? I don't mount mine, but that's still a crappy way to handle it.
Rating: 5 Positives

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