Apple adds VESA-mount option to iMacs
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.