Apple service centers are reportedly able to replace the Studio Display’s “built-in” stands

Employees at Apple Stores or Authorized Service Providers may change which stand is connected the studio displayaccordingly a report from MacRumorswho cited internal Apple documents. This continues despite the warning Apple’s Buy Apple Studio Display pagewhich states that you must select a stand at the time of purchase as they are “built-in” and “non-interchangeable”.

Apple offers three different stand options for the Studio Display. You can get either the standard stand with tilt adjustment or the VESA adapter to attach the monitor to third-party arms without paying anything extra. If you want Apple’s height-adjustable stand, it’s $400 to upgrade. apple says You must decide at the time of purchasing the monitor – although the MacRumors The report implies that you can pay for a stand change later if you change your mind or get a different desk configuration.

Apple has not responded to this The edgeto comment on the accuracy of these reports.

Differences between what Apple says and reality seems to be a frustrating trend with the Studio Display. apples Important handling information for the Apple Studio Display page. says that the monitor’s power cord is not yet detachable The edge Editor-in-Chief Nilay Patel, along with YouTuber Linus Tech Tips, have already proven themselves that the cable can actually be removed. (Which shouldn’t detract from the fact that building a monitor with a power cord that’s meant to be tied in place is really annoying, I think.)

edge Colleague Umar Shakir points out that the hinge looks quite similar to that on Apple’s Cinema HD Display from the early 2000s, at least on the outside. According to an archived copy of a service manual, Removing the stand for this monitor only required removing two screws, suggesting one way Apple might have designed the Studio Display’s stand to be user-replaceable.

At least that would be almost the perfect use case for the company in my opinion recently introduced self-service repair program – It’s the kind of work that most people would love to be able to do themselves but wouldn’t do in order to simply that it would make the Pro Display XDR (with its magnetic stand mount) less desirable. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in right now.

For now, Apple’s display service and repair site does not mention the reported program that allows you to swap out your studio display’s stand. MacRumors says the price “will vary by region, type of stand or mount being installed, and labor costs” and that the kit to make the change isn’t sold online, so it seems unlikely we’ll ever get hard See pricing details on Apple’s website. We’re keeping an eye out for public mentions from Apple that this is an option – otherwise you might have to visit your local Apple Store and ask if they do a booth change if you want to do one.

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