PSA: Studio Display Stands Are Not Interchangeable

Apple's new Studio Display comes with three different mounting options - a normal stand that only tilts, a tilt and height-adjustable stand, and a VESA mounting adapter. What's crucial to note is that the stands are built into the display and, thus, are not interchangeable.

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When placing an order for the Studio Display, Apple warns that "each stand or mount adapter is built in. They are not interchangeable, so it's important to consider your workspace needs at the time of purchase."

The standard stand and VESA mount adapter come at no additional cost to the $1599 or nano-texture-based $1899 Studio Display, while the tilt and height-adjustable stand will increase the price of the Studio Display by $399.

The standard tilt-only display provides 30 degrees of tilt, with 5 degrees of downward tilt and 25 degrees upwards. The tilt and height-adjustable stand includes the same 30 degrees of tilt flexibility, alongside adjusting the height by as much as 105mm.

The Studio Display alongside the Mac Studio were made available for pre-order yesterday and will be available on March 18.

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fwmireault Avatar
31 months ago
Famous last words:



For real, this is probably the worst thing about this display. There is no reason why I should be limited to a stand that can't be changed later for a VESA mount, or vice-versa, especially at this price point. This is greed at is best.

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xraydoc Avatar
31 months ago
I guess the VESA mount version is the only truly good option.
Score: 74 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cel186 Avatar
31 months ago
"Please consider getting two or all three different versions to ensure the best user experience." ?
Score: 71 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spike1999 Avatar
31 months ago
Utter madness they’ve done this…
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jim Lahey Avatar
31 months ago
Wait. So if you buy the monitor and later decide you need to mount it on an arm, you need to sell it and buy a new one? SRS?
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
31 months ago
Three bad news articles in a row on this product.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)