We hate goodbyes.
Earlier this month, Apple confirmed plans to discontinue the Mac Pro in Europe following a change in regulatory standards. Apple said it would be stopping sales of the Mac Pro in a total of 27 countries as of March 1. Online orders were reportedly going to end on February 18.
It seems Apple has made good on its word. CNet reports that Apple's online stores in the U.K., Italy, Germany, France, and other European countries have the Mac Pro as "currently unavailable."
The Mac Pro isn't the most popular Apple machine (the iMacs and MacBook lines are updated far more regularly), and with plans for an updated Mac Pro line due later this year, it seems the Mac Pro will be back in Europe before we know it. Still if you're desperate for one of the current generation Mac Pros, you can still get one. Apple said in its statement earlier this month that retailers are allowed to sell off remaining inventory even after the March 1 deadline.
"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," the company said in a statement.
According to MacWorld, Apple's Mac Pro doesn't quite meet regulation due to the power provided to its I/O ports and the placement of its fan guards.