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Some fair points but aren't you exaggerating quite a bit? This is just a VESA mount. The specification already exist to an extent in the form of the VESA standard and the rest is fairly straightforward engineering. For safety they probably did a load-bearing test with some prototypes and gave it a good for up to x amount of Kg before moving to mass production.

Like I said, I only have experience with the clearance procedures of safety critical components, but I'm not exaggerating at all.

Honestly, it doesn't matter how simple the product may seem. It is legislation that dictates the level rigor required within the safety procedure. I have no idea what legislation Apple fall under in regards to safety of their components, but I can tell you with 100% certainty it isn't as cut and dry as 'buy the raw material, drill a few holes and sell it to the customer.'
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Some fair points but aren't you exaggerating quite a bit? This is just a VESA mount. The specification already exist to an extent in the form of the VESA standard and the rest is fairly straightforward engineering. For safety they probably did a load-bearing test with some prototypes and gave it a good for up to x amount of Kg before moving to mass production.

Think of it this way. There are certain fixed costs to apply over the short run of product, some of which Icedearth mentioned and even more. Now apply those costs over a part that that is made 100x more than the mount, see how it gets cheaper? Now say you're part is aimed to please an audience buying a luxury product .
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*Sigh* You know how much I spent partying on Saint Patrick's day? 170 bucks at the bar. And 4 of my buddies were at least that, if not more. I'm a part time employee, full time student, so it's not like I have a ton of cash laying around. If *I'm* telling people that $40 isn't anything to fret over for a vesa mount, believe me.

Hell, I spent over 200 bucks on my Fan controller (Aquaero>all).

If it's anything like previous generation iMacs where you had to disassemble the whole damn thing, remove the back panel, remove 2 plates and a bunch of screws, put the Vesa adapter on, then reassemble the whole thing, it take quite a bit of time. Getting good at it took about 15 minutes for each one. Cost of Labor alone is worth this.

People need to get passed the "cheaper is better" mentality and realize that there are more things to worry about in life. Would you rather pay 5 bucks for McDonalds, or go to a steak house and pay 25 bucks for a damn good steak? I know what I would do.
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*Sigh* You know how much I spent partying on Saint Patrick's day? 170 bucks at the bar. And 4 of my buddies were at least that, if not more. I'm a part time employee, full time student, so it's not like I have a ton of cash laying around. If *I'm* telling people that $40 isn't anything to fret over for a vesa mount, believe me.

Hell, I spent over 200 bucks on my Fan controller (Aquaero>all).

If it's anything like previous generation iMacs where you had to disassemble the whole damn thing, remove the back panel, remove 2 plates and a bunch of screws, put the Vesa adapter on, then reassemble the whole thing, it take quite a bit of time. Getting good at it took about 15 minutes for each one. Cost of Labor alone is worth this.

People need to get passed the "cheaper is better" mentality and realize that there are more things to worry about in life. Would you rather pay 5 bucks for McDonalds, or go to a steak house and pay 25 bucks for a damn good steak? I know what I would do.

Have that mentality for every aspect of your life and see the bills quickly add up.

People accredit their money according to what's important to them...VESA mounts do not top that list for most people.
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