I've been thinking on what strategy Apple is going to take with it's processors (currently the IBM G3, Motorola G4, and IBM G5) in the near future. Apple currently has these processors divided in 3 categories,depending on the individual characteristics of each processor. But with Motorola having a rather large amount of trouble with it's G4 production, and it's selling off of it's semiconductor buisiness, the G4's future remains "foggy". We all know that IBM has bought the rights to include AltiVec in it's PPC processors and we all know that a Altivec enabled G3 is deffinately in the works. Anyways, here's what i'm getting to: Apple most probably will drop the Motorola G4, opting for an IBM PPC750 with Altivec when G3 speeds reach those of current G4's. This process might first occur not with desktops, but with powerbooks. We've all heard rumors that future Powerbooks might have dual G4's or somehow squeezing a G5 in it. I believe that these rumors are completely untrue and impossible to do so in the near future. Also Apple's pursuing fuel cell technology to power powerbooks is only to increase it's running time off AC power. Apple has allways boasted about long battery life, all bells and whistles laptops that out do PC's in most areas of design. That deffinately isn't going to change anytime soon. As new iBook are released, their speed will start coming close to Powerbook maximum speeds. As for my best guess, the next generation Powerbooks will run a G3 with Altivec at a minimum of 1.25/1.33 GHz, up to 1.4 GHz. All I can say for an end is that with tremendous incertanties that Apple has with Motorola or the new company that has taken over Motorola's semiconductor buisiness is going to lead them away from the PPC7400 series rather quickly (note, there are still some good G4 versions for consumer desktops that haven't been implemented in iMacs or eMacs).