View Full Version : End of the Powermac G4?
Aug 3, 2004, 04:23 PM
I noticed today that the Powermac G4 no longer has it's own page, but has been moved to the "Special Deals" page on Apple's site. Also, it seems only the single 1.25 model is available.
Aug 3, 2004, 04:27 PM
Duff-Man says....old news....months ago now Apple indicated that the Powermac G4 would only be sold "while supplies last".....oh yeah!
Aug 3, 2004, 05:58 PM
one small step for ibm, one giant leap for mac freak kind.
Aug 3, 2004, 06:02 PM
personally i think apple should keep the G4 powermac around but lower the price
apple does not have a desktop that is upgradeable that is under $2000, the G4 powermac could be reduced to $800 (same price apple sells emac) so that apple would have more on low to mid end
Aug 3, 2004, 06:20 PM
the trouble is that a g5 cpu costs less than a g4 cpu basically because motorola sucks, a g4 cannot be a value cpu it was a high price for high performence but now it is dead in the water and should be laid to rest.
Aug 3, 2004, 08:08 PM
Its being phased out because the G5 headless iMac is on its way;)
Aug 4, 2004, 09:25 AM
there will be no headless g5 imac
it would suffer the same fate as the cube
I was just going to comment on that... Now the Apple Store main page says "Buy now while supplies last."
Truly, this is the final nail in the coffin of OS 9. And 'bout time, too. People sure have been reluctant to give it up. It does work perfectly fine and all... as long as you're willing to remain stuck in the last millennium.
Aug 4, 2004, 10:06 AM
It simply comes down to that in spite of the fact that people still use older macs, including the g4, there is absolutely no incentive to continue manufacturing the old line - if someone wants an old mac, they can simply buy it for cheap off of someone selling their old system and upgrading to the newer and better products. I would think that the population of people who are in the market for a brand-spanking-new g4 is painfully small. Apple wants to remain competitive in this business - they're doing what any other competent company would do - phasing out stuff that won't turn a profit any more.
I would think that the population of people who are in the market for a brand-spanking-new g4 is painfully small.I think that is only recently true. A lot of printers and publishing houses have been stuck in Quark 4 forever. Also, many larger corporations aren't too keen on buying used computers.
I imagine there are still a bunch of publishing companies that use Quark 5, 4, or even 3. But now they will have to wake up and smell the unix. :D
Sep 15, 2004, 04:25 PM
And now it's totally, 100%, completely gone. Almost. http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0409powermacg4.html
Sep 15, 2004, 05:11 PM
I just gave my G4 Dual 1.25G / Crucial 1GB RAM / WD 80GB/8MB away. Next up, the clear 20" Cinema. This G5 needs a matching alum 23" Cinema.