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Mac Pro No Longer Available to Buy Online in Europe

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.

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  • merikafyeah
    We heard you the first time:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Mac-Pro-Europe-Discontinued-New-Regulations-Pulled,20840.html

    Not a single **** was given then, and not a single **** will be given now.
    Mac Pros are a misnomer. There are no pros, only cons. They're overpriced, and overrated.
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  • halcyon
    Merik

    I had a 2010 6-core Xeon 3.3Ghz MacPro and it was an excellent machine. There was nothing I fed it that it couldn't dine on well. I used it to run virtualization network simulations and edit audio and video (sometimes doing both simultaneously). The machine was a beast. ...but was under utilized and was, therefore, sold for what is in my opinion lesser gear (a Dell, an Asus, and a AMD home-brew). Don't laugh, a wife and kids can do that to you. If you've ever used the current generation Mac Pro you know these are very very capable machines and very professionally executed with extremely clean layouts (is there anything cleaner?). Expensive? To some.

    OS X was just the icing on the cake (heck, I'm still trying to find the Windows equivalent to Peak).
    The thing that is so funny to me is that OS X and Parallels does virtualization so much smoother than Windows 7/8 and VMWare. Never once did I curse OS X for being buggy and laggy. ...yet I do just that regularly with Windows 8.

    Anywho, the Mac Pro is a good machine. Overpriced? Well some say a Burson Audio HA-160D paired with Senn HD650's with Cardas upgrades are overpriced...others say its worth every penny.

    I'm the former owner of said Mac Pro and 2 MacBook Pros. Not the cheapest machines for sure but excellently executed. I now own no Apple gear and I wish I could say said computers were not missed. Though I have what should be nice machines in a '12 Dell XPS 15 (MacBook Pro WannaBe) and a Asus G75VW (poor man's gaming rig) they're just not the same. The build quality isn't as high and the engineering is just not as well thought out...and Windows (as utilitarian as it is)...Windows is just no OS X. That Unix foundation apparently is quite strong (if you don't want to give Apple any credit). OS X is SOLID...more so, for sure, than Windows 8 could ever hope to be.

    But yes, you have to pay to play and said machines were not economical (weren't meant to be either)...I miss them.

    Be a little kinder.
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  • hardcore_gamer
    Good riddance
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  • derekullo
    Europe can no longer afford to buy Macs
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  • abbadon_34
    MS goes to great lengths to satisfy the EU BS, Apple just quits. Not sure which it better. Just that the EU BS is well, BS.
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  • virtualban
    Mr.Burns: Excellent...
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  • halcyonWindows is just no OS X. That Unix foundation apparently is quite strong (if you don't want to give Apple any credit). OS X is SOLID...more so, for sure, than Windows 8 could ever hope to be.But yes, you have to pay to play and said machines were not economical (weren't meant to be either)...I miss them.Be a little kinder.
    Hmm I see buggy OSX machines nearly every week, I repair them, along with Windows machines, I see just as much go wrong with an Apple as a windows Machine, I have less Apple Customers, but the percentage of problems is the same as windows, Apple is not infallible, neither are they crap, they are what they are..

    Highly engineered pricey computers that tend to work really well, but fail at times like all Computers, Unix OSX and Windows ( Mind you I rarely come across a Linux PC that needed repairing, says a lot about the few users)
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  • downhill911
    derekulloEurope can no longer afford to buy MacsUS can still afford to dive in deeper and deeper in dept.
    I wish a lot of success to your kids, they the ones who will be paying for you stupidity.
    It may even get to the point that money will not be enough and lives will be taken - on both sides and every other side. Future is bright, NOT.
    God bless stupidity.
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  • anononon
    aww you mean the can no longer buy a super overpriced machine with 3yr old tech in it? whatever will we do?!
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  • Repelsteeltje
    abbadon_34MS goes to great lengths to satisfy the EU BS, Apple just quits. Not sure which it better. Just that the EU BS is well, BS.The EU tries to protect its citizens from corporations. In the US, corporations have a lot more freedom to do whatever they want; if things go wrong or customer rights are abused, it's usually up to customers to sue either individually or join a class action lawsuit.

    Put simply, the EU screws corporations and the US screws citizens.

    Whichever regulatory approach is the better one, is up for discussion.
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