Apple will stop selling its Mac Pro desktop computer in Europe on March 1. The company issued a letter to its retail partners in the region recently, and noted that countries outside of the European Union will not be affected. It seems like a bizarre move, but 9to5Mac said that the computer has become less popular, especially as Apple has beefed up its iMacs and pushed the “post-PC” thought into the mind of consumers. Here’s the note Apple reportedly sent to its partners, as obtained by 9to5Mac:
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.
Note the part of the letter that says Apple’s Mac Pro “systems are not compliant with Amendment 1 of regulation…” We’re not sure what about them isn’t in compliance, and we have a feeling that Apple could easily fix the problem if it had any long-term intentions to continue selling its Mac Pro product in the European Union. Perhaps we’ll see a new model anyway.