The New 2012 iMac May Be Thin And Sexy, But It’s Not Mountable

The New 2012 iMac May Be Thin And Sexy, But It’s Not Mountable

VESA is the standard for display panel mounting, and Apple’s desktop displays have supported it for years. Unfortunately, the completely redesigned and ultra thin 2012 iMac can’t be legitimately mounted, according to a comment from Apple given to MacTrast.

“The new iMac is not VESA mount compatible at this time,” an Apple representative said. “We appreciate your feedback on this feature and will take it into consideration.”

Apple’s own VESA mount adapter kit actually notes incompatibility with the 2012 iMac. The $40 adapter does work with 2009-2011 iMac models and Apple’s Cinema/Thunderbolt displays.

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  • Ryan Folks

    Is this only in regards to the 21.5 inch model? Because it has never been VESA compatible. If the 27″ is mountable, nothing has changed from previous iterations.

  • Mystakill

    Ive strikes again. Oh, noes — We mustn’t have mounting holes in our precious…

  • Aaron

    Ive strikes again. Oh, noes — We mustn’t have mounting holes in our precious…

    None of the older iMac had VESA holes, either. You had to purchase a special piece of hardware, take apart your iMac (!), and then you would have VESA mounting holes.

  • Jonathan Alexander Llamas

    Is this only in regards to the 21.5 inch model? Because it has never been VESA compatible. If the 27″ is mountable, nothing has changed from previous iterations.

    correct me if im wrong but i believe the 21.5″ is mountable and teh 27″ isnt. IM not completely sure. feel free to correct me if im wrong.

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