The Stand for Apple's New $4,999 Pro Display Costs an Extra $999

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  1. jmorrison0722 macrumors 6502

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    I’m betting a ton of third party stands are announced very soon.
     
  2. 33man macrumors 6502

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    Up to 6 monitors???

    Hahaha wait a minute I just go giving a kidney...

    A 999$ for each stand, hold my beer here is my second kidney...
     
  3. NickName99 macrumors regular

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    This thread is incredibly entertaining.

    The stand looks really nice, but I’m sure a cheaper third party alternative will become available. Yay free market!
     
  4. inhalexhale1 macrumors 65816

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    The cost of the stand used to be the cost of the Thunderbolt Display!
     
  5. neuropsychguy macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you understand the definition of thief. What property is Ape stealing? If you don't like the price, don't buy it. Unless Apple forces you to buy the stand, they aren't stealing anything.
     
  6. Swaderz macrumors newbie

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    We all know that Apple Fanboy who will pay that price with a smile, not bat an eye, because it is justified, because they have to have THAT monitor.
     
  7. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

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    Someone in China will create a knock-off stand for 99¢
     
  8. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    Rumors has it that next year model will not come without the power cord. Power cord is an extra $199.99...........
     
  9. Bokito macrumors regular

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    I don’t think that ever happened. It’s pretty sad when your own applause-machine starts to go nuclear on you. Someone definitely overplayed his hand here. I also wonder if Apple will adjust the volume a bit for that part of the video they just released.
     
  10. inhalexhale1 macrumors 65816

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    So true. The price is the price. I think we all knew it would be way up there. But just charge extra and include the stand.

    Adding a stand to your cart for $1k, hahaha. I’d feel so stupid.
     
  11. 33man macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys!

    Where is your "courage"?? And don't forget, you can flip the screen 90 degrees to portrait mode !!! Never seen before... Amazing
     
  12. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    There will be affordable third party stands soon enough.
     
  13. TobyR macrumors member

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    $299 or $399 even.

    But not K. No, sir.

    I’m sure it has an immense amount of industrial design and might even be a piece of modern art.

    In any other context it might even be appropriate.

    But a thousand dollars for a monitor stand sense such a terrible message.
     
  14. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    This was such a bad idea with dreadful pricing and sadly will tarnish an otherwise strong WWDC.

    For a company that takes media fallout so seriously, Apple really should’ve known better.
     
  15. tedmonson macrumors newbie

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    Whoever made the decision to announce a separate and optional $999 stand should be fired... Seriously... how hard would it have been to just announce a monitor price of 5999 including the stand and call it a day... NO ONE WOULD BE BALKING.... stupidity on display there at Apple...
     
  16. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    Have you people never shopped for a counter-balanced display mount before? They're not cheap. We use Humanscale ones at work, and they're something like $400 each, and meh quality to be honest. The price of the Apple one is certainly high, but assuming it's actually very good and figuring in the Apple-tax, I don't actually think it's unreasonable.

    Or, do people really plan on putting a $5000 display on a crappy plastic stand?
     
  17. jmorrison0722 macrumors 6502

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    Talk about drawing the short straw. It now makes sense that someone I’ve never heard of announced it! LOLOLOLOL.
     
  18. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Even so, to announce it as they did... man, that screenshot is going to make the rounds in the media. Such a terrible idea.
     
  19. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    No most people who purchased a 5k lcd display in 2019 expect the stand to come with it........but you are right its our fault......We are not spending enough.........
     
  20. Kinotto macrumors member

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    Well, they delivered what the customers asked for. Now it’s the customer’s turn to open the wallet.
     
  21. jmorrison0722 macrumors 6502

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    They probably got a ton of pro feedback that it should cost less without a stand, since a ton of pros will VESA mount it. But if that’s what you’re gonna do, sell it with the VESA mount included, then make the amazing pro stand extra. Personally I think it’s fugly anyhow.
     
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  23. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    Most people who purchased a 5k display in 2019 spent a lot less than $5,000. This 6k display here will be purchased by companies who won't use any cheap included stand anyway.

    Would you have prefered they say the monitor costs $6000, but for $1000 less you can get it without the stand? Actually, from a marketing standpoint, that probably would have been smarter to do it that way.
     
  24. Steelers7510 macrumors 6502

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    If Steve was still here, he would have us all believing that this is somehow a great deal... He was the master.
     
  25. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    Agreed. It's really does memify Apple's recent price issues. That is an unfortunate unforced error on Apple's part.
     

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