I've read a lot of threads of late critisizing Apple for their continued use of the aging G4. I think our real gripe should be with Motorola which has certainly bailed out on their plan to manufacture the G5. What happened to Motorola's G5? Apple had fully working prototype machines over a year ago, and Motorola was set to go into volume production early in 2002. On December 10, Chris Galvin phoned Steve Jobs announcing that the G5 will be delayed for at least 3 months due to glitches in its 0.13 micron process, which resulted in very low yields, and chips malfunctioning after a very short period of time. On December 17, Motorola announced to Apple that the G5 was delayed for at least 6 months, and then on February 25th Steve Jobs received a bombshell announcement that Motorola was ceasing development on the G5 indefinitely because it was making drastic cuts on R&D, and its main market is not desktop processors, but rather embedded processors. Days later, Apple reclaimed all its test boxes from key developers. Motorola instead has chosen to eke out as much performance as it can out of its G4 processors. http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2002/11/20021124221123.shtml I said in a previous post that I think Apple needs a heart transplant... well, I hope the 970 is cut out for the job.