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Apple Adds a VESA-Wallmount to the iMac

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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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.