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Apple's Aging Mac Pro Line to be Discontinued in Europe as of March 1st 2013

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Wow- this just in- 9to5Mac has reported that the Mac Pro will be discontinued in Europe as of March 1st 2013.

According to people familiar with the matter, the Mac Pro will be discontinued in Europe because the current generation of the product does not meet a new European product regulation standard. This regulation, Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950-1, Second Edition, goes into effect on March 1st of this year. It only affects Europe and select surrounding nations, and Mac Pro sales will continue in all other regions.

Will we be seeing a brand new Mac Pro line of products this year, or this is the beginning of the end for the Mac Pro desktop?

Source:
http://9to5mac.com/2013/01/31/apple...arch-over-new-product-certification-standards
 
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I would be surprised if it actually will be discontinued. The iMac will never get the same speed and power from the Mac Pro.
 
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I would be surprised if it actually will be discontinued. The iMac will never get the same speed and power from the Mac Pro.

on top of that the Mac Pro has less of a heat dissipation problem than the iMac. TBH I'd rather just build my own pro but for those without resources such as this site in Europe, that's going to be a lot more difficult.
 

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I do worry that the Mac Pro will go out with a whimper rather than a bang...

Remember, those who may doubt the possibility, that all those rack servers were ostensibly replaced with Mac Minis. I don't know if they actually caught on - I doubt they did with professionals.

But I like the idea that we, here, may keep the Mac Pro marque alive in our own, unique way! ;)
 
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I think its time for apple to abandon the mac pro, i´m not happy about it either but it seems like the next step in a series of unreasonable decisions.

The real professionals are becoming a minority in the OS X userbase.
Shipping a Macbook "Pro" w/o an Ethernet port? There´s no way a company, which is serious about professionals would ever do that. I know quite a few people who got a non-retina MBP because of that decision.

A fully fledged desktop just doesn´t fit into the direction Apple is currently heading.

I feel like Apple is all about imacs and macminis nowadays. Low power, low cost and made accessible for the average isheep.

I see dark times ahead for OS X and hackintoshers..
 
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