Today is the last chance to buy an AirPort Base Station, eMac, iSight camera or iPod shuffle battery pack directly from Apple in Europe.
Apple plans to stop selling these products on June 23 to stay in line with a new European environmental regulation.
As Macworld UK
reported last week, the decision to stop selling the products is to bring the company in line with the new European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2005 (RoHS).
In a note to its resellers, Apple explains: “Our precautionary approach to substances resulted in Apple products being able to meet many of the RoHS restrictions long before the European RoHS deadline of July 1, 2006.
“However, as we cross into July 2006 a few products will not meet all the requirements and will therefore be withdrawn from Sale in Europe, from July 1.”
The company stresses that while these products will no longer be made available from Apple, they will continue to be available through its third-party sales channels until they run out of stock.
The move doesn’t mean the products have been discontinued, as all of them will remain available outside Europe.