Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:55 UTC
Apple Well, this is either incredibly sad or utterly hilarious. Apple will stop selling the Mac Pro in Europe on 1 March... Because it doesn't comply with "new" European regulations that will come into effect that day. I say "new" between quotation marks because said regulation was announced four years ago. The regulation deals with increased protection requirements concerning electrical ports and fan guards. "The new requirements necessitate fan guards and some increased protection on the ports on the electrical system," explained Apple, "Because Mac Pro is not compliant with the regulations, we do want to meet that regulation and therefore not offer Mac Pro beyond 1 March." So, a standards body is faster at updating its standards than Apple is at updating its Mac Pro. It illustrates just how much Apple cares about pro users. The last significant update to the Mac Pro occurred in 2010, but Tim Cook did promise an update to the product later in 2013.
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by fran on Thu 31st Jan 2013 23:41 UTC
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Didn't the CEO said something in the line of "We have something really special coming" for the MacPro line.

Some guys really need those Macpro's. Especially the Logic, Final Cut pro guys.
What is more surprising to me is that although Apple manage to release new iPhones and iPads every year the MacPro has not seen a major update in such a long time.
How can they not have a new, regulation compliant machine before this deadline?

Edited 2013-01-31 23:42 UTC

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