Upgrades for PowerBook G4 12"

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Davy.Shalom, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2008
    Ok so I have a couple of questions that I need answered.

    1. When do you presume apple will stop making the PowerBook G4 12" replacement battery?
    2. What is a good third party battery for the 12" powerbook G4 that is better than apples. I mean better not the same.
    3. When do you presume apple will totally stop support for Tiger?

  2. rj-300zx macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    1. March
    2. I have no clue
    3. 2010
  3. Davy.Shalom thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2008
    1. Why do you say march?
  4. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    He's being smart a$$. No one knows for sure, although it's a good guess that the next release of OS X will leave out support for your G4.
  5. jnolas2 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    I believe he said March because of the report that Apple is going to add the PowerBook G4 to the list of obsolete computer computer on March 17th. That means they will no longer provide service parts for it.

  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Both OWC and FastMac sell batteries that are better than Apple's.
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    It would be economically feasible if they stopped support for the G4's. I believe the latest revision was announced in 05 with the macbook's introduced in 06, so most if not all applecare agreements should be expired or nearing expiration.
  8. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I sold my 12" Powerbook superdrive 1.5ghz to another MR member a few months ago. It was purchased in August 2006 and has Applecare running through this coming August. I ran Leopard on it no problem, though I disabled Dashboard and upgraded the hard drive to the maximum 250gb/5400rpm Western Digital.
  9. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I dont think Apple would add all the G4 aluminium models on in March, especially as they only recently placed the G4 Titanium (2-4 years older) on the list, I reckon its more likely to be towards the end of 2009, into 2010 for them to discontinue all replacement parts.
  10. tibi08 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    Brighton, UK
    I've put Leopard on my brother's Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz - runs like a charm.

    I wouldn't use a 3rd party battery, what with stories of battery fires and stuff. Stuck with the real thing.

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