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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Mac Pro Now Unavailable for Purchase from European Apple Online Stores




As noted by 9to5Mac, the Mac Pro is no longer available for purchase from Apple's European Online Stores.

In late January, Apple informed its European distributors that sales of the Mac Pro would cease as of March 1st due to new regulatory requirements that go into effect on that date. At the time, Apple told resellers that it would accept orders up until February 18, a deadline that appears to apply to general consumers as well.

The Mac Pro is no longer able to be sold in Europe because it is not compliant with Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950-1. According to information from Apple, the issue has to do with the Mac Pro's unprotected fan blades. Compliance with the new regulation would require fan guards and increased protection of the ports on the electrical system.

Apple's Mac Pro is now unavailable in European Union countries, EU candidate countries, and the European Free Trade Association countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

Though the Mac Pro has been discontinued in Europe, resellers are still able to sell remaining product after the March 1st deadline. Apple plans to continue to support existing Mac Pro machines and will supply replacement parts.

Apple has also announced plans to offer a redesigned Mac Pro in 2013, following a minor update in 2012.

Article Link: Mac Pro Now Unavailable for Purchase from European Apple Online Stores
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Is an update FINALLY upon us?!?
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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Good, so now Europeans can not buy them in the same numbers as we in America.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:35 PM   #4
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N.A.B. in April most likely...
Of course that's been the plan for the last 3 years or so.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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is the mac pro sales so small that apple can afford to lose business.. it's a shame really.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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I don't know. I've moved on to an rmbp with dual 27 tb's and kind of happy.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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The regulators are actually Apple Fanboys who are pissed off about the stale Mac Pros. Go team!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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well, it's a tuesday tomorrow
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:39 PM   #9
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:40 PM   #10
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Idc where they sell it, I want an UPDATE!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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Please bring us a new Mac Pro Apple!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:41 PM   #12
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This is almost unbelievable. Doing a silent rev to add a 50 fan blade guard would have made this unnecessary, and avoided scaring the pro users.

Unless "scaring the pro users" was the whole point....
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:41 PM   #13
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Why would anyone ever need a Mac Pro? An iMac does everything a Mac Pro does, but in a smaller, sleeker, more portable case.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:43 PM   #14
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Old as it was no one wanted to buy it anyway
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:43 PM   #15
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Why would anyone ever need a Mac Pro? An iMac does everything a Mac Pro does, but in a smaller, sleeker, more portable case.
If you gotta ask...
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Why would anyone ever need a Mac Pro? An iMac does everything a Mac Pro does, but in a smaller, sleeker, more portable case.
Some of us need access to PCI slots. Maybe you don't, but believe it or not we do exist.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:45 PM   #17
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My next upgrade will be a hax pro. if this is the way Apple wants to play plz give us a Pro that is upgradable...
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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Can we disband NATO now that we've discovered the real threat to Europe is MacPro Fan Blades? We really don't have the cash to spare anymore.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:47 PM   #19
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All over a fan you can easily stop with your finger....

It's not like the fans spin at 10000 RPM with 800 Nm of torque and have razor blades on the ends
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MacPro is down? Bad news



Now that's good news
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Now that's good news
I smell a troll
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I smell a troll
You smell it wrong.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:55 PM   #23
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You smell it wrong.
stop trolling! dont troll me troll!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:57 PM   #24
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Come on apple. Just announce your going to EOL the dam thing and get it over with. Move on folks!
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Why would anyone ever need a Mac Pro? An iMac does everything a Mac Pro does, but in a smaller, sleeker, more portable case.
No a iMac does not do everything a Mac Pro can do.

Trust us professionals that use them.
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