Apple G5 chips 'in one basket'

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. rjwill246 macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2003
    USA (often) and Adelaide, OZ
    Another ex-spurt!

    These 'spurts' sure gush! One can only imagine what they must really do for a living!!
  3. The Cheat macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    By losing 32,000 sales, Apple's profits were down only $260,000!? If that were true, Apple only makes about $8 profit on the sale of an iMac.

    Um, somehow I doubt that.
  4. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    It seems that they don't have any other choice, but to go with IBM. Production is bound to increase over time. I wonder if it is anymore difficult for Apple to be patient than for the customer?
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Since AMD's new addition in Dresden will be using the same technology as IBM's 90nm fab, it's reasonable to believe that the two companies would at least consider second-sourcing for each other.

    Also, every computer manufacturer is in essentially the same boat. intel and AMD processors are far from identical, so the same problem of having chips to stuff into a given system applies.
  6. gerardrj macrumors regular

    May 2, 2002
    Same deal everywhere

    So the problem is that only IBM makes the new PPC750fx chips.

    Lets review:

    How many companies produce the Pentium IV or Celeron? How many companies produce the Athalon XP or Athalon 64?

    In Intel's case: 1. With AMD I think it's two: AMD and IBM through their technology partnership.

    So why rag on Apple for having a single supplier for the "G5" while overlooking that they still have Motorola making the "G4" for most of the lineup: eMac, iBook, PowerBook, and iMac(until the new model is released).

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