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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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20 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 Votes
20 months ago
Hey Apple finally showed what the iMac looks like in profile view on their website!
Rating: 15 Votes
20 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 Votes
20 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 Votes
20 months ago

Should've been standard.


I see what you did here;)
Rating: 10 Votes
20 months ago
Should've been standard.
Rating: 7 Votes
20 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 Votes
20 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 Votes
20 months ago
Just Apple sucking more money out of their loyal customers.

The new iMac should have been engineered the same as the last, being able to take off the stand and replace with a mount.

They knew what they were doing.

And these staggered "additions" to the lines are pissing off early adopters.
Rating: 5 Votes
20 months ago

Not really. They had to engineer this for very few people who will buy them. They cost more. Who knows, maybe the $40 price IS the subsidized cost after they keep the stand.


Subsidy? Yeah right.

BTO upgrades on Mac computers are one of the money milking aspect from Apple.

Give it i5 so people pay $200 extra for i7
Give it 675MX so people pay $150 for 680MX
Give it free stand so people pay for $40 mandatory, non reversible VESA moubt.

More like me subsidize Apple.
Rating: 5 Votes

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