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Apple Adds a VESA-Wallmount to the iMac

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Apple has released a new version of its iMac with a built in VESA wallmount.

Apple has released a new version of its iMac, which would ship without the swivel foot we're used to seeing, but instead come with the tools needed to mount the unit to a wall with an arm or flatmount. All the mounting is done with the VESA standard, so users will be able to use other wall-mounts if they choose to do so.Ordering the iMac with the built in VESA mount adapter will set buyers back $40 above the standard retail price along with a swivel foot. Due to the way that the swivel foot is attached to the standard iMac we can also safely assume that the VESA mount kit cannot be installed on existing iMacs and hence the iMac with the built in adapter will cost $10 more than the adapter by itself. Moreover, this means that users will not be able to switch between a swivel foot and a VESA mount without buying a new iMac. 

Directly from Apple buyers can order the Bretfort MobilePro Desk Mount for $179.95, the Bretfort MobilePro Wall Mount for $139.95, or the Bretfort MobilePro Desk Mount Combo for $239.95.

The iMacs with the built in VESA mount are currently for sale directly from Apple.

 

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    ddpruitt , March 14, 2013 9:17 PM
    Apple adds VESA mount
    Apple patents VESA mount
    Apple sues Samsung for a million trillion dollars
    Apple claims VESA mount is obsolete
    Apple removes VESA mount
    Apple hailed as visionary
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    edogawa , March 14, 2013 8:14 PM
    Did you say VESA mount? I heard apples lawyers screaming patent!
  • 4 Hide
    brickman , March 14, 2013 8:26 PM
    Look at hose rounded edges! It must of been patented :p 
  • 0 Hide
    brickman , March 14, 2013 8:27 PM
    *those* damn keyboard
  • 6 Hide
    esrever , March 14, 2013 8:45 PM
    Took them this long?
  • 7 Hide
    del35 , March 14, 2013 8:54 PM
    Brilliant innovation.... Give me a break! Go get a break morons.
  • 11 Hide
    ddpruitt , March 14, 2013 9:17 PM
    Apple adds VESA mount
    Apple patents VESA mount
    Apple sues Samsung for a million trillion dollars
    Apple claims VESA mount is obsolete
    Apple removes VESA mount
    Apple hailed as visionary
  • 7 Hide
    DarkSable , March 14, 2013 9:28 PM
    Wait, WHAT? Apple using a standard of any form?

    I don't see any flying pigs, but then... it is night. We need to paint them day-glow colors.
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    slomjh2 , March 14, 2013 9:40 PM
    Older iMacs had the option of mounting a VESA adapter plate, which would give you the ability to use any VESA standard mounting. I have one set up for my daughter with a 27" iMac she got in December of 2011.
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    apple_maggot , March 14, 2013 9:51 PM
    Why is this necessary? I thought all Apple devices just floated in the air...
  • 0 Hide
    Cons29 , March 15, 2013 1:06 AM
    they will sue whoever builds those vesa mount.

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    madjimms , March 15, 2013 5:39 AM
    "The Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI), also known as VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS) or colloquially as VESA mount, is a family of standards defined by the Video Electronics Standards Association for mounting flat panel monitors, TVs, and other displays to stands or wall mounts.[1] It is implemented on most modern flat-panel monitors and TVs.

    Apart from mounting the monitor, it can be used to attach a small enough PC to it.

    The first standard in this family was introduced in 1997 and was originally called Flat Panel Monitor Physical Mounting Interface (FPMPMI), it corresponds to part D of the current standard."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Display_Mounting_Interface
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    icepick314 , March 15, 2013 5:58 AM
    "Moreover, this means that users will not be able to switch between a swivel foot and a VESA mount without buying a new iMac."

    not surprising coming from Apple...

    broken cable? buy it from Apple for low low price of $99.99!!
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    masterasia , March 15, 2013 9:50 AM
    Haha......this is the funniest thing I've ever read.
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    teh_chem , March 16, 2013 8:49 AM
    If I read it right, you get the adapter on the back of the monitor, where you can then use a stand, or a wall mount, but neither are included with the purchase of the system? That sucks...

    Also, quasi-related, I've noticed that Zak Islam is no longer posting Apple news articles. Is this just a coincidence, or did Tom's finally give him the boot?