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 MOS6510 on Fri 1st Feb 2013 13:49 UTC
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If they are going to come out with a new Mac Pro is doesn't make sense to announce they are going to cease sales.

Anyone thinking about getting a Mac Pro will now get something else.

The new iMacs are so powerful they are basically power workstations anyway, but they lack the expandability of the Mac Pro.

It's beyond me why Apple almost seemed to have forgotten about the Mac Pro. Without redesigning it (the looks) it wouldn't be too difficult to at least keep increasing the specifications.

My guess is they don't make a lot of money with it so they don't invest much in it either.

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