New Apple Mac Pro launched in Middle East

“Arab Business Machine (ABM), Apple’s independent marketing company in the Middle East, recently announced the regional launch of the new Apple Mac Pro,” TradeArabia reports.

“A quad Xeon, 64-bit desktop workstation featuring two new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of the Power Mac G5 Quad, the new Mac Pro provides advanced performance, greater expansion, higher performance graphics options and unprecedented customisation, catering to the needs of the most demanding user,” TradeArabia reports. “The introduction of the Mac Pro marks the completion of a rapid and seamless transition for Apple, with the entire Mac family now using Intel’s latest processors.”

“‘We are delighted to announce the launch of the revolutionary Mac Pro in the Middle East. The new Mac Pro is a pioneering workstation designed on the latest technology from Apple, providing diverse user communities with a powerful tool to undertake various activities ranging from graphics and design to simple day-to-day computing tasks such as email and browsing. With several high performance hardware components and the latest OS from Apple, the Mac Pro is definitely the ideal computer for the performance-oriented user. As ABM and Apple continue to witness consistent success and growth in the region, I am sure that this latest release from Apple will also be quickly absorbed by Apple enthusiasts in the Middle East,’ said Elias Abou Rustom, general manager, ABM,” TradeArabia reports.

Full article here.

[UPDATE: 11:05am EDT: Changed “Mideast” to “Middle East” for the sake of worldwide clarity.]

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69 Comments

  1. who cares-not to start a political comentary, but, those crazy people do not want to figure anything out. they want to kill us because we are not them. while i do not agree that the deployment of our troops to fight this asymetric war (sending an ghetto gang might be more effective), i do subscribe to the theory that if you leave them alone to plan their next attack, we can expect the train stations, financial & cultural icons here to start exploding soon and often. while our troops deployed in iraq are providing a convenient american target for the extremists to attack (and the media provides them a powerful political stage, it is at least reducing the risk to millions of americans at home. i respect everyone’s right to disagree and protest the war, but i also respect much more anyone who offers an intelligent alternative.

    this is not viet nam. there were no communists planning to blow up the golden gate. the only parallel i can make is the soviet nuclear threat of the cold war. while there we protests about nuclear weapons, they were about at the level of peta protests. our security was a dominant concern. the theory of mass mutual destruction was our iraq war back then. you, joe public, generally supported the strategy because it was cheaper for you than building a bomb shelter. the majority of the population has to get to an equivalent threat education level to put iraq in the proper perspective. don’t see this as any different than the cold war from a threat perspective. we just are behind it the same way.

    trying to get back on topic, the fundamentalists are fighting against the influence of western culture on their lifestyle. so opening a mcdonalds is just as much an invasion as sending in the 1st cav. their use of western technology to spread propaganda and incite jihad volunteers is justified in their minds because their are using it as a weapon not a cultural pillar. our ultimate weapon is to create viable “western” economies to change the culture of rich powerful families, supporting a religion that conveniently tolerates and sanctifies their existence keeping 90% of their population deperately poor.

    personally i’m not sure the sociological infrastructure exists in the middle east to support a “western” economy that creates a dominant middle class today. when bush says this will be a long war, he means it ain’t over until this happens. not saying there is not a desire to be middle class, but that the fear and stigma of the middle class being “western” is a real barrier. using technology, like the macpro to create content and run a small business, is on the path to create a middle class, but there is a long way to go.

    mw: industry….the middle east needs more industry and less fear and hate.

  2. hey! Who Cares

    Your ignorance is showing.

    The Middle East comprises of millions of people, and just like the US there are crazy people and average folks who seem powerless to correct the wrongs of a few.

    Once we start thinking more like one world and not territorialized we’ll beginning to sort out our problems. Taking sides has always lead to conflict.

    One World Bubba, in the beginning there were no boundaries and they were just one of us.

    Now go ahead and take sides to this argument and watch conflict arise.

  3. Now they will use the Apple to blow us up and use the screen grating to slit our throats.

    No need to, apparently – your own paranoia will already have scared you to death long before that…! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Hey Mackie and One World – My ignorance is NOT showing and YOURS IS! Have you seen what these people are doing over there? Open your GD eye holes and look at the real picture. Nothing good is going to come from over there, nothing. Lets come home and protect ourselves and save billions doing it. Can you imagine if we spent all that money on our own and not on a worthless cause? Get the HELL out of the “middle east” and leave them to themselves. If they want to join the civilized world then they can. Or they can stay the way they are and have been for the last 1500 years, losers. We will never force those damn idiots to do anything not even over the next 100 years. It comes down to freedom and they just don’t GET IT!

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