Apparently, Apple retail store and online stores in Europe was spotted selling the Ultimaker 2+.
Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers are available for purchase online from Apple stores in “Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and in Hungary.” That’s a total of 12 stores for those who are counting. Interestingly, a notoriously closed source company has chosen one of the most popular open source 3D printers on the market to sell in their online store. Given the popularity of the Ultimaker brand in Europe and the clean aesthetic, it seems like an obvious choice, if Apple is going to choose to sell 3D printers.
It’ll be really interesting to see if they start reselling in the states. Time will tell.
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