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[5]: Blaming the wrong party
by andrewclunn on Fri 1st Feb 2013 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Blaming the wrong party"
andrewclunn
Member since:
2012-11-05

Wait, so your response is, "No! We sue everybody!" ???

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Your complaint was "They fine only the tech companies!". So, yeah... that they fine everyone is a reasonable response.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's called regulations and they are needed because it is painfully obvious at this point in time that the "free market" is unable to regulate itself in a satisfactory way.

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BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

It really is astonishing that there are still people in this world - in the US, no less! - who believe regulation to be a bad thing. It's as though caution and the idea of learning from one's mistakes are things to be crushed wherever they're encountered.

We are utterly doomed as a species.

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