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

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  1. FFR macrumors 601

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    That stand looks great.
    Can’t wait to preorder the display and the stand.
     
  2. akadafni macrumors regular

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    TBH if I’m paying $5K for the monitor I don’t want some flimsy stand. And hinges have been known to have issues as well. Just saying.
     
  3. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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  4. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone was thinking...okay, 5 g’s...not too bad. Wait!...What?...:eek: o_O :confused:
     
  5. SoSickSadNslOw macrumors member

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    Display is amazing. I don’t need it but I sure want it lol.

    Can’t force them to buy an iPhone with it yet got to cover the R&D costs so, the stand sold separately for the price of an iPhone.
     
  6. mike090910 macrumors newbie

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    WOW, first thought was, is this 2006 AGAIN? I guess Apple was right, they can invent (well recycle) again.
     
  7. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I'm genuinely lost on this one. Is that adapter something else people would need in addition to the stand or is that for something else?
     
  8. macbeta macrumors regular

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    Apple has been deaf since all the executives became million and billionaires. They are a fashion and services company that sells products to supplement their income.
     
  9. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    I would say that ridiculous price would mean that there will be lots of much cheaper, after market stands available but the reality is the market for $5k monitors is not going to be very large.
     
  10. Tuckrat, Jun 3, 2019
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  11. kingjames1970 macrumors regular

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    I knew somebody would be ok with it! Seriously? I’ve got every Apple gadget known to mankind, I’ve paid over £1.2k for a phone, more for an iPad Pro, said goodbye to the best part of £4K for a Macbook Pro and even coughed up £7k for an iMac Pro. But a chuffing grand for a stand?!

    Best keynote for years and they went and did that? Even with my fan boy blinkers on, I can’t think of any circumstances where I’d want to pay for a stand at all (ok I might be talked into a few hundred if I was drunk) but that really is a joke! Is it encrusted with the tears of dragons or something?
     
  12. bflowers macrumors 6502a

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    Since this stand really is just a new version of the snowball iMac display mount, I suggest everyone get a 17" snowball off eBay, and mount the new display to it. Problem solved.

    I predict they sell a ton of $200 mount adapters, then Monoprice sells out of normal adjustable arms.
     
  13. techfreak23 macrumors regular

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    Apple is losing their f***ing minds with this sh*t. Not that I would ever get one of those displays, but I feel for those that have to get either the $200 VESA mount or the $999 STAND that costs the same as their old Thunderbolt displays just to use the damn thing... obviously Apple is thinking the mount/stand won’t be much for those already dropping $12k on the Mac Pro setup... highway robbery
     
  14. - rob - macrumors 6502

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    I doubt anyone commenting is in the market segment to buy this monitor.

    This is about “optics.”
     
  15. 2010mini macrumors 601

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    If you are the target market this is geared towards, the price is nothing.
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    Optics? Really???
     
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  17. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502a

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    Sad part of this? Apple could read these hundreds and thousands of comments about how insane this price is but read one comment like his and feel justified. “See? This guy gets it!”

    Maybe tim will be back on a talk show comparing financing it to ordering a cup of coffee again...
     
  18. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    There’s no way to defend Apple on this one.

    Hey Tim Apple, f*** you.
     
  19. bflowers macrumors 6502a

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    I have an easy fix then, sell a $6,000 display and include the stand. Don't split out the stand pricing and really kill the good press being generated.
     
  20. oneMadRssn, Jun 3, 2019
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    Agreed. Apple really should have priced the monitor at $6000 and offered a -$1000 bto option of a stand delete. Same net result, way better optics.

    Agreed completely. That was unforced error on Apple's part.
     
  21. jaytv111 macrumors regular

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    I think the idea is that many pros will already have a VESA mount (but they’ll still have to buy the VESA adapter at $200, sucks for them!) and then you won’t have to force an unused stand to get shoved into a closet somewhere till the end of time.
     
  22. Khedron macrumors 65816

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    Laying it flat on the desk covers the holes and voids your warranty
     
  23. Kabeyun, Jun 3, 2019
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    True. And that new $5000 monitor will end up on the floor.

    P.S. I am not defending the stand price. Just pointing out what Chinese knockoffs provide.
     
  24. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

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    It has VESA mount holes on the back. You don't need to use this stand for it -- you can use whatever stand you want.
     
  25. Khedron macrumors 65816

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    All of you people acting surprised at this stand, where were you when Apple released the XR with LCD display in 2019 for up to $900 ?

    You think this stand suddenly came out of nowhere?
     

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