San Fransisco plans to block the purchase of Apple Macs
It seems Apple have pulled out of the US Govts EPEAT scheme (one which Apple helped to found) which ensures products meet specific environmental standards. Because of this the city of San Fransisco are planning to put a block on the purchase of Apple computers, and given that 95% of school IT purchases in the US must meet EPEAT criteria it means they may lose out on the US education market too! Interesting times for Apple: BBC News - San Francisco plans to ban officials from buying Apple Macs
Apparently this is all down to the fact that the new Macs are so hard to strip down for recycling or upgrading that they fail to meet standards.