“According to people familiar with the matter, the Mac Pro will be discontinued in Europe because the current generation of the product does not meet a new European product regulation standard,” Gurman reports. “This regulation, Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950-1, Second Edition, goes into effect on March 1st of this year. It only affects Europe, EU Candidates, and select surrounding nations (like the EFTA: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway.), and Mac Pro sales will continue in all other regions.”
Gurman reports, “Of course, these new standards do not block Apple from selling a new generation of its Mac Pro in Europe. Apple’s next Mac Pro design will surely be built with Europe’s new product standard in mind. Apple CEO Tim Cook, last year, promised that Apple is working on a new ‘Pro’ machine for ‘later’ in 2013.”
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