MacGeneration is reporting that one of their readers emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs regarding the cancellation of the Xserve live of rack-mounted server machines offered by Apple. Specifically, the reader asked why Apple discontinued the line. Jobs replied: Hardly anyone was buying them. Sent from my iPhone Wow, color me shocked. Apple canceled a line […]
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Xserve Canceled Due to Poor Sales

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MacGeneration is reporting that one of their readers emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs regarding the cancellation of the Xserve live of rack-mounted server machines offered by Apple. Specifically, the reader asked why Apple discontinued the line. Jobs replied:

Hardly anyone was buying them.

Sent from my iPhone

Wow, color me shocked. Apple canceled a line of products that were not selling. Anyway, the report points out numbers from a several-year-old Gartner note that suggested that Apple only sold around 10,000 Xserve units per quarter, which of course, is a small portion of Apple’s overall computer sales.

Again, with the discontinuation of the Xserve, Apple points to their Server model of the Mac Mini for light sever work, or a new Server model of the Mac Pro if more power is needed.

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