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Apple Halts Mac Pro Sales in Europe

Apple has announced to its European retailers that, effective March 1st, 2013, it will no longer be selling the Mac Pro in Europe. In a letter to its retailers, originally obtained by MacRumors, Apple stated the Mac Pro would no longer be available due to new regulatory requirements going into effect on March 1st.

As of March 1, 2013, Apple will no longer sell Mac Pro in EU, EU candidate and EFTA countries because these systems are not compliant with Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950-1, Second Edition which becomes effective on this date. Apple resellers can continue to sell any remaining inventory of Mac Pro after March 1.

Apple will take final orders for Mac Pro from resellers up until February 18th for shipment before March 1, 2013.

Countries outside of the EU are not impacted and Mac Pro will continue to be available in those areas.

This will in no way affect Apple’s profit margins as the Mac Pro is a specialty product and it is still available outside of the EU. The Mac Pro is only being eliminated from the European market due to a regulatory compliance technicality. The Mac Pro is perfectly safe, and will not spontaneously combust come March 1st. The Mac Pro is Apple’s longest living product line without a refresh. Although Apple bumped the speed last year, rumours abound of a complete model refresh later this year.

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