Though deliveries of Apple’s redesigned, cylindrical Mac Pro have been pushed back significantly due to strong demand, the first deliveries of Cupertino’s trashcan-desktop hybrid have begun to arrive at European doorsteps.
This marks the first time in almost a year that any iteration of Apple’s Mac Pro line has seen European shores, after new regulations set forth by European bodies mandated a change in placement to the previous Mac Pro’s ports and fan guard. Instead of making the changes necessary that would have complied with European regulatory demands, Apple instead opted to not sell the Mac Pro at all there starting on March 1, 2013.
While initial U.S. Mac Pro orders reportedly reached their destinations before Christmas, the ship date for both the U.S. and U.K. is now listed as February, a bump of at least a month, assuming that February equates to February 1. The regulatory problems faced by the Mac Pro have not been the only roadblock for Apple’s desktop though. You may remember the great Mac Pro delay of 2012. Unfortunately for Apple consumers, it’s abundantly clear that their supply chain issues in conjunction with their “our way or the highway” approach have led to additional delays, situations which are likely to repeat themselves in the future.
The new Mac Pro starts at $2,999 and tops out at $9,599, or the price of 30 homes in Detroit. (Zing!)
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