Apple’s US$999 Monitor Stand Gets Likened As ‘Middle Finger’ To People’s Budgets
By Yimin Huang, 06 Jun 2019
Apple products have been known for fetching exorbitant prices, and fans seem accustomed to it. In fact, Google has repeatedly mocked its rival for its extravagant iPhones. However, even the Apple-loving crowd at this week’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) were not having it with the premium price of the new Mac Pro Display stand.
Apple marketed the US$999 monitor stand for its ability to tilt, change height and rotate, but many vented on Twitter about the product’s eyebrow-raising price.
One Twitter user pointed out that the stand cost “more than most laptops and phones outside of Apple’s realm,” branding it as the “ultimate middle finger to any consumer.” Another dedicated a piano piece with lyrics reflecting his furious reaction.
Many users also compared the price of the metal stand to the identical price of Apple’s flagship iPhone to show just how little sense it made to choose the stand. Additionally, they shared pictures of free “monitor stands” that they could make with readily-available materials at home.
Although the monitor stand is a luxury item targeting techies with money to spare, many might wonder if Apple has gone too far this time.
The pro stand costing more than most laptops and phones outside of Apple’s realm is the ultimate middle finger to any consumer that is seriously considering their machine. Every new device Apple has released in the last year is a cash grab in exchange for no new functionality. pic.twitter.com/GEft85pp8J— Aidan Lynch (@Aidan_T_Lynch) June 4, 2019
$999 for a stand pic.twitter.com/NA9caiE1Uv— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) June 4, 2019
Apple: stand will go for $1000— edem Kumordjie (@TheRealEdem) June 3, 2019
This aged really badly after this week's reveal of a $1000 USD monitor stand. pic.twitter.com/z1F1jhR2vq— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) June 5, 2019
[via CNET, video and cover image via Apple]
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