Apple confirms Mac Pro sales will cease in EU on March 1

Apple on Thursday confirmed news that it would stop selling the current model of the Mac Pro in the EU on March 1, 2013.

“Due to evolving regulatory requirements, Apple will stop selling Mac Pro in EU, EU candidate and EFTA countries on March 1, 2013,” an Apple representative told The Loop. “After that date, resellers can sell existing inventory but Apple will no longer ship Mac Pro in those countries.”

According to a note sent to resellers, Apple will stop selling the Mac Pro “because these systems are not compliant with Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950-1, Second Edition which becomes effective on this date.”

Apple will continue to fill orders until February 18 and resellers can sell remaining stock after March 1.

Countries outside the EU are not impacted and the Mac Pro will continue to be available.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said last year that Apple was “working on something really great” for the Mac Pro line. That update is due sometime in 2013. That update will no doubt fix the compliance issue.

Update: Readers have asked what the compliance issue is related to. Macworld UK explains that it’s related to the absence of fan guards and a requirement for better protection on the ports of the Mac Pro’s electrical system.