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Apple Back Selling Old Version of Final Cut Pro

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Apple seems to have heard the cry for the return of Final Cut Pro.

Apple has quietly begun selling the previous version of Final Cut Pro after Final Cut X was afforded mixed reviews from users. Released in June of this year, Final Cut X was poorly received by dedicated users of the application who were not happy with the update. Costing $299 via the Mac App Store, the update includes some major changes and is basically a complete rewrite of the program. However, Apple also ditched some important features available with previous versions, raising questions about whether or not it was possible to open and edit projects produced with older versions of the software. Despite Apple's describing these changes as 'jaw dropping,' users were soon demanding their money back.

Now, it seems Apple has put the previous version back on the shelf. Well, kind of. Mac Rumors cites 800-MY-APPLE in reporting that Final Cut Studio, part number MB642Z/A, is again available for $999 (and $899 for educational customers). However, the product is only available through the 800-number and is not available in Apple Retail Stores or on the Apple Online Store.

Apple has not commented on the return of Final Cut Pro. We'll let you know if it does.

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    beayn , September 5, 2011 1:26 PM
    I hope that one day the fans will realize that Apple is not a perfect company... one day...
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    nforce4max , September 5, 2011 1:24 PM
    Rip off /scam
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    back_by_demand , September 5, 2011 1:45 PM
    Apple never comments when they screw things up, probably for the best really, otherwise all he would get is more "You are holding it wrong" statements.
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  • 18 Hide
    nforce4max , September 5, 2011 1:24 PM
    Rip off /scam
  • 22 Hide
    beayn , September 5, 2011 1:26 PM
    I hope that one day the fans will realize that Apple is not a perfect company... one day...
  • 16 Hide
    back_by_demand , September 5, 2011 1:45 PM
    Apple never comments when they screw things up, probably for the best really, otherwise all he would get is more "You are holding it wrong" statements.
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    doron , September 5, 2011 2:05 PM
    Can you visualize a world where Microsoft never invented Windows and Mac was widely adopted and is now the leading platform? I would have stuck to MS-DOS.
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    beayn , September 5, 2011 2:17 PM
    doronCan you visualize a world where Microsoft never invented Windows and Mac was widely adopted and is now the leading platform? I would have stuck to MS-DOS.


    We'd have a very restricted computer world. Everything walled and monetized, very little for free. Basically, the route we're going now, just would have happened faster.
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    killerclick , September 5, 2011 2:24 PM
    doronCan you visualize a world where Microsoft never invented Windows and Mac was widely adopted and is now the leading platform? I would have stuck to MS-DOS.


    Microsoft actually wanted to do away with open internet and get users into its Microsoft Network back in 1995.

    And besides instead of Windows we'd probably have some other competing OS like IBM's OS/2 if Apple didn't let its MacOS run on non-Apple hardware.
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    deadlockedworld , September 5, 2011 2:33 PM
    doronCan you visualize a world where Microsoft never invented Windows and Mac was widely adopted and is now the leading platform? I would have stuck to MS-DOS.


    Antitrust laws! They didn't break up Microsoft - but they totally would have done so to Apple with its closed ecosystem.
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    d_kuhn , September 5, 2011 2:39 PM
    The PC world is what it is because of BOTH Microsoft and Apple. I've never owned an Apple Computer but I've certainly benefited by the sense of competition MS always felt, the need to continue improving their product to compete with an (inarguably) innovative competitor.

    Apple isn't perfect, they've got complete control of their product from hardware to apps, yet they barely leverage that capability, leaving Microsoft to innovate on the 'comprehensive user experience across devices' front with cool tech demo's like 'MS Surface'.

    Microsoft on the other hand seems incapable of broadening their reach beyond the PC (and now Console). Handhelds have frustrated their every effort to break in.

    So they both have contributed to the ubiquitous computing world we live in, and they both have huge potential that's not being realized... but I don't think we'd be where we are without them both.
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    Anonymous , September 5, 2011 3:11 PM
    Someone is forgetting about bulletin board systems that traded software like crazy.
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    megamanx00 , September 5, 2011 3:11 PM
    And that's what happens when you're too dependent on one vendor. There are other video editing programs out there and it looks like Final cut will loose some users.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 5, 2011 3:26 PM
    Well at least they can sought of admit their failure & bring back the old applications,even though quietly they did. Bad luck about having to use the 800-number though.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 5, 2011 3:29 PM
    One more thing though,let's hope that they don't cut out too many of the needed applications from their software.
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    EVILNOD , September 5, 2011 4:08 PM
    sometime it doesn't matter what you like, but rather what everyone else using. sure you can switch out to using different app, but your business partner still need to read the content you create. which pretty much force you to using final cut, much like k4 for publishing.
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    sgtopmobile , September 5, 2011 5:52 PM
    hhahahahahahaha i can get all that for...listen up... FREE!!! WHERE?? here http://thepiratebay.org/ .....duuuhhhh why paying 1000 BUCKS for a software?
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , September 5, 2011 5:55 PM
    Come on,some people just like to buy their apple gear legally & make that apple man even more wealthier.
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    aznshinobi , September 5, 2011 6:03 PM
    I'd rather just get Premiere Pro... -____-
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    ojas , September 5, 2011 6:07 PM
    Final Cut Studio or a $1000 Gaming PC?


    I'd pick the PC... ;) 
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    zybch , September 5, 2011 6:59 PM
    "Final Cut X was afforded mixed reviews from users"

    Um, no it wasn't. It was universally panned and hated by users.
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    mattcha , September 5, 2011 7:24 PM
    $900 for mediocre software, what a joke. Keep buying into apple garbage.
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    alidan , September 5, 2011 7:28 PM
    so version 9 costs 1000$ with next to no student discount.
    and version 10 costs 300$

    call me crazy but if ever used videoediters, id go to something like... adobe before i pay that much for final cut.
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