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 silviucc on Thu 31st Jan 2013 22:52 UTC in reply to "RE: comment"
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2009-12-05

Just returning to their former self, before Jobs returned.

Nah, actually Jobs himself said in an interview something along the lines of "enterprise customers don't know what they want" which translated means "enterprise customers have specific needs that we can't fill with our current and future crap. ah well, there are still the home dudes that buy it like crazy. screw enterprise".

So they first slashed their server line and now the Mac Pro line. Not a big deal IMO.

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by moondevil on Fri 1st Feb 2013 07:31 in reply to "RE[2]: comment"
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2005-07-08

Well he also said that about customers in general.

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