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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RE[2]: Blaming the wrong party
by Lava_Croft on Thu 31st Jan 2013 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Blaming the wrong party"
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That leaves the question related to the 'government over here' being anti-tech. Care to elaborate on that?

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BeamishBoy Member since:

The EU seems to think tech companies are a special source of income by hitting them with multi million euro fines constantly.

I believe the medical term for your condition is "ignorant American."

Willfully ignorant, perhaps, but ignorant nonetheless.

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Soulbender Member since:

U.S companies seem to think that the world is their backyard and they have the right to dump their unsafe shit that doesn't pass U.S regulations everywhere else.

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JAlexoid Member since:

I hear only about fines given out to tech companies, therefore only tech companies get fined.

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