19/02/2013 10:18 | By Joe Minihane, contributor, MSN Tech

Apple Mac Pro no longer available in Europe

Apple pulls top-end desktop weeks after it failed EU safety regulations


Mac Pro EU (© Apple)

Apple has stopped selling its top of the range Mac Pro desktop computer in Europe. The move comes just weeks after it was revealed the machine does not comply with new EU safety regulations.

Cupertino had told resellers in January that they had until 18 February to order Mac Pros if needed. It seems that deadline, which fell yesterday, also meant regular customers would no longer be able to snag the pricey machine.

The Mac Pro has been pulled because its fans don’t have enough protection to stop errant fingers being lopped off. The electrical ports are also not protected enough for the EU’s liking.

Apple hasn’t updated the Mac Pro for years but is expected to do so at some point in 2013. With this ruling now in force, don’t be surprised to hear about an updated model sooner rather than later.

See also:
Apple Mac Mini review
Apple MacBook Pro Retina review
Apple iMac review

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