Back in 2013, Apple fans living in Europe would be hard pressed to get their hands on the Apple Mac Pro computer due to EU regulations that forced Apple to stop selling their computer. The reason behind this is because Apple had apparently breached some rules regarding the fan system and electrical ports of their Mac Pros, whereby the rules stated that it had to have extra shielding. We’re not sure why Apple never bothered to address that issue, but it is possible that the company knew that they would have a new Mac Pro available by the end of the year which is why they might not have bothered with its older model. Either way the good news is that Apple’s new Mac Pro complies with the EU regulations and has gone up for sale in several regions, with countries such as France reporting that they are seeing shipping estimates as early as mid-January.
The Mac Pro was released in the US and some other countries back in December of 2013. However either due to the underestimation of demand or due to production issues, Apple started to see supply constraints for its latest Mac Pro, with customers who did not place their orders in a timely manner seeing an estimated shipping date for sometime in February of 2014, a wait of around two months. It was even said that the computer would not be available in-store due to supply constraints, and that if you want to pick it up in-store, you might have to wait until March or April.
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- 2014-03-18: 128GB RAM Kit For The Mac Pro Will Cost Over $2,000
- 2014-03-17: Boot Camp For Mac Pro Will Only Support Windows 8 Or Higher
- 2014-02-27: Some Early Mac Pro Orders Delayed Until March