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Apple Back Selling Old Version 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.

  • nforce4max
    Rip off /scam
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  • beayn
    I hope that one day the fans will realize that Apple is not a perfect company... one day...
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  • back_by_demand
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • Someone is forgetting about bulletin board systems that traded software like crazy.
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  • megamanx00
    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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