The iMac Mount VESA Adapter Kit provides a method for
attaching the iMac to VESA compliant mounting devices by
providing a mount interface solution while the stand
remains on the iMac. We offer a universal mount adapter
kit for all 21.5 and 20 inch iMac models, and a universal kit
for all 27 and 24 inch iMac models. This includes the new
21.5 and 27 (slim) models, including 5K Retina models.
Our patented design integrates with the iMac stand using
a unique fastening system, eliminating the need to remove
the stand or modify the iMac in any way. This allows for the
iMac to remain as a portable computer and ensure warranty
is not voided due to disassembling or modification made to
the iMac. When mounted, the fastening system allows for
the iMac to be dismounted quickly and easily for relocation
Note that VESA mount devices used for mounting iMac
computers are required to have the 100mm x 100mm
(approx. 4 x 4 inch) hole pattern and must provide the
proper weight capacity for the weight of the iMac, plus 2 lbs.
"VESA" and the Apple iMac All-In-One Computer
For people who may not be familiar with the term "VESA compliant", VESA stands for "Video Electronics Standards Association". The common
definition when referring to LCD and Flat Panel monitors is: "VESA standard" means a hole pattern on the back of the monitor; 75 mm x 75 mm or 100
mm x 100 mm (approximately 3" x 3" and 4" x 4" respectively). The diameter of the screws used to mount displays with VESA mounting is 4 mm. The
VESA mounting holes on the back of LCD monitors may be centered or located towards the bottom stand. With certain displays you may have to
remove the stand or a cover plate before you can access the mount holes. If you are interested in more in-depth information about VESA standards,
the VESA.org website also provides summaries of the organization's display mounting standards.
As confirmed by Apple's Support Site: No VESA Mount Adapter Kit for iMac Intel base 21.5 and 20 inch "aluminum" models. Also, previous "white" Intel
base 20 inch and iMac G5 models with iSight, making these iMac models VESA non-compliant. While similar in form to iMac G5 models, G5 models with
iSight are not compatible with Apple's iMac G5 VESA Mount Adapter Kit (discontinued).
The 20" iMac models from the "White" series iMac Core 2 Duo have the same housing and stand as the original Intel powered iMac Core Duo series,
and these models are VESA non-compliant as well. The confusion is because Apple at one time did provide an optional VESA mount adapter kit with
similar iMac models. The earlier iMac G5 models that could be made VESA compliant with adapter kits are: (2) models with 20" displays -- the iMac
G5/1.8 20-Inch and G5/2.0 20"; also, (3) models with 17" displays -- the iMac G5/1.6 17", G5/1.8 17", and G5/2.0 17".
With regards to all iMac all-in-one models offered after these pre-iSight models, only the 24" and 27" iMac models prior to late 2012 have had VESA
adapter kits available from Apple. The 20" and 21.5" iMac models were left having no VESA bracket kit option and more importantly, no method for
removing the stand. Because of this, and the fact that most people who purchase the 20" and 21.5" iMacs as a "portable" computer, it was essential to
develop a VESA adapter kit for the iMac that would not require the stand to be removed or any modification to be made to the computer. Our iMac
VESA Mount Adapter Kit provides the best of both worlds for the iMac user as it allows them the flexibility to attach their iMac to a VESA mounting
system and mount their iMac the way they would like to e.g., above a work surface, on a wall, kitchen cabinet, etc. Then, when they decide to
temporarily move their iMac to a different location or take it with them when they travel, the iMac is ready to go with a few turns of the patented
Now with the new "thin" iMac models, we are pleased to provide our mount adapter solution for the 27" iMac. Since the stand dimensions have not
change, our part# IMAD021527 VESA mount adapter kit will not only work with the latest 27" iMac models (including the 5K Retina), it will also work with
all previous 27" and 24" iMac models as well.
Thanks for your assistance and patience.
As I mentioned, you - "imacmount.com" - was the
VESA mounting specialist recommended to me as
the expert to consult by Apple Care.
They obvious knew what they were talking about.
Best, and again thank you.
New York, NY
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|VESA desk mount articulating arm is not included
iMac Mount - iMac VESA Mount Adapter Kit
|All 20" Intel iMac
|All 21.5" iMac Models
including the latest
|All 27" iMac Models including the latest
"slim" models and 5K Retina Display
The iMac Mount Adapter Kit allows for Apple iMac
computers to be mounted with a variety of mounting
devices, such as a wall mount device or desk mount
arm. The adapter fits directly to the stand of the iMac
and provides the VESA 100 compliant mounting holes.
Installation is quick and simple, with no alterations made
to the iMac. When removed, there is no evidence the
adapter was attached to the iMac.
Made in the USA - Proudly manufactured in Michigan
The iMac Mount VESA Adapter Kit
Compatibility Made Simple!
No need to know the model number or year of manufacture of your iMac, just the size. The iMac
Mount VESA Adapter Kits work with all iMac 27 (including 5K Retina), 24, 21.5 and 20 inch iMac
models. Part# IMAD0719 is for all 21.5 and 20 inch iMac models. Part# IMAD021527 is for all 27
(including the 5K Retina) and 24 inch iMac models.