“Criminal”: Apple faces backlash after unveiling $1,400 computer stand and $7,000 screen
Apple has been slammed as “criminal” and “flat-out delusional” for announcing a computer screen stand that costs $1,400.
They showed off the stand at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 keynote, as well as unveiling the new Mac Pro.
The new Mac has been dubbed the “most powerful Mac Ever” and starts at $8,570. It can be purchased alongside a new high-spec computer monitor, which will set consumers back an additional $7,140.
To top off the purchase, you can purchase a new aluminium “stand” for the monitor, which is an extra $1,426.
The Verge has estimated that a top spec Mac Pro could cost $48,187 all up.
There was an audible reaction in the whole audience when @Apple announced that they are charging $999 for the Mac Pro Display “stand”....like not including that for $4999 is just criminal. 😒#AppleKeynote #WWD2019
— Jean François Loza (@GlitchComputer) 4 June 2019
Twitter user, @John_nguyen0 said: “Can’t tell if Apple is trolling people with the $US1,000 monitor stand or are just flat out delusional.”
@MOTE_Games said: “If Apple wants to sell me a stand for $US999 it damn better be able to stop time or something.”
It's unclear why Apple are charging this much for a computer stand, which can often be found for as little as $36 online.
However, if you do purchase the new Mac Pro, you’re unable to use a third party stand unless you purchase a VESA Mount Adapter, which is conveniently offered by Apple for $284.