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Apple Rant

I want one of those new MacBook Pros.

I want one with a US keyboard!

Unfortunately Apple seems to be unable to provide US keyboards to European customers : (

The German webstore offers an International-English keyboard but that is different from US style keyboards: narrow Return key, additional key between left Shift and Z.

Several phone calls and emails didn’t help: No US keyboards for German users!

I never had this problem with other notebook manufacturers like Dell, Toshiba, and IBM. It can’t be that hard to put a different keyboard on that thingie when assembling it.

June 14th, 2007: Also read the follow-up to this post: Apple Praise : )

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Applestein said

Do you have a friend or relative in US? Ask them to buy you one and pay them the money ;-) Or maybe buy one in ebay (when they start appearing in ebay.)


Yes, I’ll probably buy one in the US — if I find a way to get a proper invoice for it.

what’s wrong with “international english” ? I bought such one from the german apple store and you still can..

sorry, missed the the mentined difference..