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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Angry It's official: Apple confirms that new 2012 iMacs DO NOT support VESA mounting...

I received an answer from Apple today after asking them about VESA mounting in the new iMacs. Not happy with the answer. Sorry to all of you with expensive mounts you were hoping to use with your new iMacs!

http://www.mactrast.com/2012/12/appl...vesa-mounting/

Very disappointing.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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I received an answer from Apple today after asking them about VESA mounting in the new iMacs. Not happy with the answer. Sorry to all of you with expensive mounts you were hoping to use with your new iMacs!

http://www.mactrast.com/2012/12/appl...vesa-mounting/

Very disappointing.
Yep. The first REAL con for me. Dissapointed.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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The whole thinner imac thing is stupid. It provided zero benefits and but did have so many compromises that really make this product less useful than it could have been.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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The whole thinner imac thing is stupid. It provided zero benefits and but did have so many compromises that really make this product less useful than it could have been.
I agree. This form over function nonsense is infuriating.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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Surely an even thinner iMac is an even better candidate for wall mounting as well?!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:56 PM   #6
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Surely an even thinner iMac is an even better candidate for wall mounting as well?!
If it were flat like a ATD, yes. But at the thickest point, the 2012 iMac is similar to the 2011, and oddly shaped to boot.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:02 PM   #7
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The wall mount makes little sense with its shape, however why the **** did Apple take VESA away? Swing arm desk mount anyone?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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The wall mount makes little sense with its shape, however why the **** did Apple take VESA away? Swing arm desk mount anyone?
Exactly. I love my articulating arm.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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I agree. This form over function nonsense is infuriating.
Seriously if they keep giving us this nonsense atleast offer something like this for people who don't care about the form factor of their desktop. I don't want to spend extra money for a form factor that provides zero benefit to me and neither do businesses. I also don't need a behemoth tower and server chips (outdated ones at that) like the mac pro. I am tired of paying all this extra money just for a useless form factor.



http://www.dell.com/us/soho/p/xps-8500/pd?~ck=mn

heck even this would be great. Even the base mode at $329.99 is faster than the mac mini and has plenty of power for the average user.

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-660s/pd
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:16 PM   #10
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Only option left is the ugly mounts that utilise the hole in the stand to hold the iMac, they look damn ugly floating with the stand still attached though.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:36 PM   #11
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Only option left is the ugly mounts that utilise the hole in the stand to hold the iMac, they look damn ugly floating with the stand still attached though.
The other problem with these is that you're limited on how low you can go.

I was really planning to spend over 3k on a max spec'ed iMac. Guess I'll be exploring my options but a new iMac with this limitation won't be happening.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:09 PM   #12
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Yet another reason to not buy an iMac. How could they not think that removing the ability to mount these things is a bad idea?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:48 PM   #13
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i just returned my 27" for the same reason

no vesa support
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:17 PM   #14
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I received an answer from Apple today after asking them about VESA mounting in the new iMacs. Not happy with the answer. Sorry to all of you with expensive mounts you were hoping to use with your new iMacs!

http://www.mactrast.com/2012/12/appl...vesa-mounting/

Very disappointing.
The Apple rep did say "at this time" in her reply. You left that phrase out.

Apple could decide to add a VESA mount as a BTO option later. It looks like retrofitting an existing iMac to use any future VESA adapter would not be a "user serviceable" operation.

Apple knows how many iMacs they sold in the past, and how many VESA adapters they sold. Maybe it's a tiny niche accessory that isn't worth their trouble.

Very disappointing for some customers, for sure. I hope some other company comes up with an adapter that can replace the standard foot. It would probably be kind of expensive.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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I am tired of paying all this extra money just for a useless form factor.
Sounds like you've made your choice. Go for it.
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I am sooooo glad I decided to save a few buck and go with a 2011 refurb. I am very happy with it. Installed an internal SSD and some more ram and it cranks along pretty good.
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