Apple Studio Display Stands Can’t Be Changed After Purchase So Pick The Right One Now
Apple announced the new Studio Display monitor during its March 8 event and while its $1599 asking price has proven popular among those looking to pick one up, there’s a catch — the tilt and height-adjustable stand is an extra $400 and it can’t be added at a later date.
That means that while people can buy the Studio Display and get a stand built in, they won’t be able to swap that out for the adjustable stand later.
And the same goes for the VESA mount option, too, although that is at least a free upgrade if people want it.
Apple didn’t mention this during the announcement, but anyone placing an order for the company’s latest monitor will see text warning them to make sure they have the required option selected at purchase. Because there’s no going back.
Those buying will see text that reads “each stand or mount adapter is built in. They are not interchangeable, so it’s important to consider your workspace needs at the time of purchase.”
With that in mind, the VESA mount gives people the most flexibility here because it allows them to use a monitor arm or buy a third-party stand at will. MAny people will likely want to use monitor arms with these displays anyway, but it’s a point well worth considering if you’re placing an order.