The latest Apple Mac Pro is available in Europe but its predecessor is still banned.
Since March 1, 2013, the old Mac Pro computer was not available for purchase in Europe following changes to regulations per European Union (EU) laws. As the Mac Pro was non-compliant with EU laws, the last day to order the Apple computer was February 18, 2013 and then the machine was removed from the Apple online store.
Apple launched the next-generation Mac Pro computer at a media event on October 22, 2013, and the new Mac Pro is now available in Europe.
Apple stopped shipping the Mac Pro in Europe on March 1, 2013 after an amendment to a safety regulation made the Mac Pro non-compliant. Amendments to EU laws require computer manufacturers to put fan guards and extra shielding around electrical ports in place. The exposed fan in the old Mac Pro was deemed dangerous and Apple was forced to take down the computer from shelves.
"The new Mac Pro is our vision for the future of the pro desktop, everything about it has been reimagined and there has never been anything like it," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing at the launch of Mac Pro. "The new Mac Pro packs up to 12-core Xeon CPUs, dual FirePro GPUs, ultra-fast ECC memory, new PCIe flash storage, Thunderbolt 2 expandability and more into a radical new design that is one-eighth the size of the previous generation Mac Pro."
The base model for the new Mac Pro has a price tag of €2,999. Customers who order for the machine from Apple online store now will get free delivery of the computer in February.