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Apple adds VESA-mount option to iMacs

Apple adds VESA-mount option to iMacs
Apple adds VESA-mount option to iMacs
VESA-mount gives iMac wall-mounting abilities, adds $40 to the price tag

When Apple updated their iMac lineup back in October, they managed to shave off 80% of the thickness, but removed any wall-mounting capabilities in the process. Users were justifiably upset by the development, and after promising to take things "into consideration" Apple has come through with a solution.

iMac shoppers now have the option to purchase their device with Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA) wall-mounting compatibility, as long as they fork over a $40 premium. The adapter is available for both the 21.5" and 27.5" models, but in selecting that option users will forego the actual iMac stand. The wall-mount itself is also sold separately, but a few options are available at checkout for an additional $140.

Interestingly, Apple isn't publicizing the VESA-adapter for whatever reason, as the only mention is an inconspicuous link under the standard configurations page. The new iMacs can be purchased starting today, and shipping is estimated at 7-10 days, instead of the usual 24 hours.

 

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Apple: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac_vesa

Techcrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/14/apple-new-imac-vesa/

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2013-03-14 (Update: 2013-03-15)