Spot The Difference: Mac Pro vs a Rubbish Bin

By Chris Mills on at

Since Apple unveiled the teeny-weenie new Mac Pro the other evening, we've heard nothing but jokes about how it's a rubbish bin, or ashtray, or a weirdly shaped UFO. That confusion has spread to Japan, though, where a suspiciously lookalike rubbish bin has soared no No 2 on the Amazon bestseller list.

Amazon Japan 'jokingly' tweeted that the bin *wasn't* a Mac Pro, didn't have Thunderbolt 2, and the only core you'd find in it would come from an apple. The piece of shameless viral marketing worked, and the bin's now selling way better than a fancy-schmancy bin has any right to. [Amazon via Kotaku]

UK bonus -- John Lewis also sell this: