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Apple to stop selling the Mac Pro in Europe

Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop:

Apple on Thursday confirmed news that it would stop selling the current model of the Mac Pro in the EU on March 1, 2013.

“Due to evolving regulatory requirements, Apple will stop selling Mac Pro in EU, EU candidate and EFTA countries on March 1, 2013,” an Apple representative told The Loop. “After that date, resellers can sell existing inventory but Apple will no longer ship Mac Pro in those countries.”

Macworld UK reports the exact reason why:

According to Apple, the new requirements necessitate fan guards and some increased protection on the ports on the electrical system.

Wow, that’s big news. This is another nail in the coffin of the Mac Pro that we know and love. After all, Apple has promised something this year with regards to a professional Mac. Some folks are nervous but there just isn’t any point making substantial design revisions on something that’s end-of-life when it’s likely to be radically overhauled.