San Francisco bans the purchase of Mac laptops and desktops

The Sucka Free City defended their title earlier this week by publicly banning the purchase of Apple laptops and desktops. This comes in response to Apple quietly removing 39 of their computers from the EPEAT registry.

Apple refused to elaborate on the reason behind the move, but EPEAT CEO Robert Frisbee sheds some light on the situation by observing the new 15" MacBook with the much anticipated deadweight Retina display:

"Thatís because the computerís battery [is] glued into its case making recycling, which requires separating out toxic parts, difficult."

Kyle Wiens, co-founder of iFixit.com, said the battery was also glued to the Retina display making the disassembly "nearly impossible." The irony piles up considering that Apple, a "world leader" in innovation proves that they can't innovate their way out of a polished aluminum box. Also realize that Apple initially helped fund and create standards for EPEAT, and across the nation, federal agencies and educational institutions that rely on Macs could be forced to drop the offending Apple products cutting into a key market.

On the bright side, once federal agencies and the like switch back to PCs, the money saved should be enough to fully restore the economy and pay off the debt.

iosys ##Author - Jul 11, 2012 8:06PM Thanks to lelut

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>On the bright side, once federal agencies and the like switch back to PCs, the money saved should be enough to fully restore the economy and pay off the debt.

Jesus christ... I need to clean all the coffee off my screen now.

#656 Anonymous - Jul 12, 2012 7:47PM

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