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macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 4, 2010
New York
Can you use an iMac Pro VESA mount for a 2017 27 iMac? If you buy a 2017 27 iMac with a built-in VESA mount, can you install the regular stand later on? Thanks for any help and have a happy holiday.


macrumors 601
Feb 17, 2008
Fort Worth, Texas
If you buy your 2017 iMac with the built in VESA mount and decide later to remove it and use the stand, it will require a complete disassembly of the iMac. It's really a difficult job to undergo and not recommended unless you are adept at doing that sort of thing. As for the iMac Pro VESA mount, I have no idea but perhaps someone else would know.


macrumors G5
Jul 30, 2003
To both of your questions: No.
The adapter is sold at the Apple web site, and has some clear statements on the page:
This adapter supports iMac Pro and cannot be used with any other iMac or display.

The VESA mount iMac models are actually separate models, and don't ship with the normal stand.
I think that the VESA adapter could be swapped out, but is a major surgical procedure - the stand, or the VESA adapter, are mounted from inside, and require removing all inside components to get at the mount screws (but don't assume that it is possible, as I am not even sure about that)

The new iMac Pro will take the adapter similar to VESA adapter plates on other displays - from the outside.
NOT useful, or "adaptable" on standard iMacs.
Maybe next year, when other iMacs shift to the newer case (thus making even RAM upgrades on "normal" 27-inch iMacs very challenging, if it is still possible at all)
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