It's official: Apple confirms that new 2012 iMacs DO NOT support VESA mounting...

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  1. Relznuk, Dec 20, 2012
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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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    I agree. This form over function nonsense is infuriating.
     
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    Surely an even thinner iMac is an even better candidate for wall mounting as well?!
     
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    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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    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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    Exactly. I love my articulating arm.
     
  9. blackhand1001, Dec 20, 2012
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    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 I also don't need a behemoth tower and server chips (outdated ones at that) like the mac pro.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.


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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i just returned my 27" for the same reason

    no vesa support
     
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    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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    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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