Mac G6 anytime soon?

Bruiser05

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Does anyone know, if or when Apple is going to come out with a Mac G6 or something similar? Does anyone think that they are just going to continue to revise the G5? I've been waiting to finally upgrade my G4 that I got in '99 and hope that this will finally happen.
Thanks.
 

swiftaw

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Does anyone know, if or when Apple is going to come out with a Mac G6 or something similar? Does anyone think that they are just going to continue to revise the G5? I've been waiting to finally upgrade my G4 that I got in '99 and hope that this will finally happen.
Thanks.
Umm...Apple has moved away from PowerPC chips to Intel chips.
 
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Stampyhead

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Apple isn't going to do either one. They have ditched PowerPC processors altogether in favor of Intel. So no more G5 or G6 or anything else G-related
 
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CRAZYBUBBA

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He's pulling your chain. Apple has made a switch to intel chips, G5 was the last Power PC chip.

http://www.everymac.com/index.html

this website gives you a pretty good breakdown of what the current/previous models are. As does apple.com

Keep in mind that the PowerMac is now the Mac Pro, the Powerbook is the Macbook Pro, etc.
 
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JNB

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At the extreme risk of sounding gullible (I just woke up), There is and will never will be any future "G" series development on Apple's part. There hasn't even been a G5 line of Macs for quite a while now. That's the Motorola line of processors, and unless you've been in a cave for the last couple years, Apple is now entirely & exclusively Intel-based, and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
 
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Bruiser05

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I understand the naming issues of the G series, but I was really referring to the question of whether or not Apple was going to release a completely new MacPro computer or just continue to update the current style/model?
 
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lofight

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No there was the G3 in 1999 in January and then later that year they came out with a G4.... But Apple no longer uses PPC processors sooo I think the OP is living in the past...
i thought he was talking about the imac G4.
 
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GFLPraxis

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Does anyone know, if or when Apple is going to come out with a Mac G6 or something similar? Does anyone think that they are just going to continue to revise the G5? I've been waiting to finally upgrade my G4 that I got in '99 and hope that this will finally happen.
Thanks.
Apple already dumped the G5; the Xeon found in the Mac Pro is the replacement, so it's already the equivilant of a "G6".

There will never be a G6, Apple has dropped the PowerPC processors.
 
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CRAZYBUBBA

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I understand the naming issues of the G series, but I was really referring to the question of whether or not Apple was going to release a completely new MacPro computer or just continue to update the current style/model?
lol, no one knows for sure but the macpro is due for an update very, very, soon. so wait a little and buy after this update.
 
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Bruiser05

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Different body style perhaps?

Thanks for all of the comments. Also, what about a new HD screen for the computer?
 
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Chaszmyr

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I understand the naming issues of the G series, but I was really referring to the question of whether or not Apple was going to release a completely new MacPro computer or just continue to update the current style/model?
Aesthetics are really not very important for a tower, and the Mac Pro is completely re-engineered inside. The guts of the machine really don't resemble that PowerMac G5 at all. The Mac Pro will continue to get updates, and it might get a new case design soon, but there's no reason to believe that it's going to be re-engineered again any time soon.
 
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Bruiser05

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Basically, I've been a long time apple user and have been waiting for a long time to buy a new mac. I'm a graphic designer and love the power of a desktop computer. Until I can't afford both a laptop and desktop. At my last job, I was fortunate to work on an Intel G5. Since I left and went freelance, my G4 works fine, but it is slow and I want something new. I'm not as technical with the terms for whats in the computers, but I would like to get the latest and greatest. I just wasn't sure if there was something entirely new on the horizon.
 
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Chaszmyr

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Basically, I've been a long time apple user and have been waiting for a long time to buy a new mac. I'm a graphic designer and love the power of a desktop computer. Until I can't afford both a laptop and desktop. At my last job, I was fortunate to work on an Intel G5. Since I left and went freelance, my G4 works fine, but it is slow and I want something new. I'm not as technical with the terms for whats in the computers, but I would like to get the latest and greatest. I just wasn't sure if there was something entirely new on the horizon.
I think you know this already, but if so you need to implement the knowledge: To avoid any more unnecessary comments and confusion by the general forum population, let's set one thing entirely clear. There is no such thing as an Intel G5. "G5" is a processor, not a type of computer. The PowerMac is a type of computer that at one point used a G5 processor. The Mac Pro is a replacement for the PowerMac, and it has never used a G5 processor. Saying "an Intel G5" is basically the same as saying "an IBM Mac," which I'm sure you wouldn't do.
 
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termina3

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Basically, I've been a long time apple user and have been waiting for a long time to buy a new mac. I'm a graphic designer and love the power of a desktop computer. Until I can't afford both a laptop and desktop. At my last job, I was fortunate to work on an Intel G5. Since I left and went freelance, my G4 works fine, but it is slow and I want something new. I'm not as technical with the terms for whats in the computers, but I would like to get the latest and greatest. I just wasn't sure if there was something entirely new on the horizon.
Separate from the amount of time since the last Mac Pro update, there's nothing to indicate one is coming. Currently the latest and greatest is the 3ghz octo-core version of the Mac Pro.
 
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QuantumLo0p

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Does anyone know, if or when Apple is going to come out with a Mac G6 or something similar? Does anyone think that they are just going to continue to revise the G5? I've been waiting to finally upgrade my G4 that I got in '99 and hope that this will finally happen.
Thanks.
I think Bruiser may be getting a bit anxious about Power because of things like this...

"The Power6 processor, unveiled at an event on May 21 in London, is a dual-core chip with a top clock speed of 4.7GHz. The new chip also includes 8MB of L2 cache and an internal bandwidth of 300GB per second."

It's too bad that:
1) This chip will never be put into a MacPro.
2) It will be a long time before a MacPro will be this fast.

The fastest Intel chips can only dream of the same performance the Power6 is capable of.

This really puts things in perspective for me. :D
 
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Chundles

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The naming of Apple's professional tower was never in line with a design, it was named after the processor. The current tower is not a G5 because it doesn't have the G5 processor in it. It looks like the old G5 but is not called a G5.

You can't be using an Intel G5. The G5 is not the tower's design, it was the processor inside it.
 
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Sun Baked

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The G naming scheme was to transition away from the silly CPU naming scheme of old -- because it was confusing for the consumer, and IBM and Motorola used different PowerPC CPU numbers.

Don't worry IBM/Freescale/Motorola are gone along with the PowerPC CPUs -- and the G-numbering scheme.

Unfortunately we do have Intel and another batch of silly names for both chipsets and CPUs -- which will confuse you.

So a little reasearch is once again required, instead of buying the G-model with the faster clock rate.
 
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0007776

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I think Bruiser may be getting a bit anxious about Power because of things like this...

"The Power6 processor, unveiled at an event on May 21 in London, is a dual-core chip with a top clock speed of 4.7GHz. The new chip also includes 8MB of L2 cache and an internal bandwidth of 300GB per second."

It's too bad that:
1) This chip will never be put into a MacPro.
2) It will be a long time before a MacPro will be this fast.

The fastest Intel chips can only dream of the same performance the Power6 is capable of.

This really puts things in perspective for me. :D
Of course that chip is probably like the G5 where it runs too hot to be in a normal desktop or notebook, and uses a lot of power compared to intel chips or earlier PPC chips.
 
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