It looks like Apple has decided to discontinue the current Mac Pro in Europe on March 1, 2013. This happened because the massive Mac isn’t compliant with Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950–1. Lucky for us, Apple has promised an updated model for 2013.
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.
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.
I hope Apple brings us a slim and user-serviceable Mac Pro. I’d love to see one similar to this recent “Mac Pro mini” concept. Only time will tell, but 2013 will definitely bring a new Mac Pro.