Apple’s Mac Pro computers are no longer available online in Europe. This includes the following European countries: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and other European countries.
In January, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) explained to European distributors and retailers that they would stop selling the Mac Pro by the first of March over safety regulations. Such regulations impose electrical requirements. The computer’s ports and fans are not in compliance with the regulations either.
These safety regulation changes only affect European countries. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) consumers in the United States, Japa, and other non-European countries.
Apparently, the Mac Pro is the only Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) device that hasn’t been updated in the last two years, although last summer Tim Cook mentioned a potential desktop update sometime in 2013. One French publication reported from a French reseller that a brand new Mac Pro lineup could debut as early as this spring.
The Apple online store in the United Kingdom shows that the Mac Pro isn’t available online. There is a message on the page where the pricing information use to be that says “currently unavailable”.
Apparently, Apple is ahead of the game when it comes to removing the devices before the actual date. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has yet to discuss the matter. Perhaps they are clearing the way to make from for the next generation of Mac Pro desktops.
The Cupertino-based tech giant may also have plants to release a new MacBook Air with Retina during the third quarter. According to a report from Economic Daily, sources claim both the eleven-inch and thirteen- inch MacBook Air models will feature Retina display. Apple first added Retina display to MacBook Pro last year, they also added the display to other popular products like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Interestingly enough, last week Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reduced the prices from their MacBook Pro laptops, shaving off a full $100.