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What roadmap for PowerMac G5?

by simoncroft / March 26, 2006 1:18 AM PST

I notice that Apple has taken to concluding its recent launch announcements with '...and it's shipping next week!'

But I also notice that Apple has been very quiet about the future of the G5 models when talking about the migration to Intel processors. Does anyone know what the plan is?

I always recommend these machines as the industrial-grade solution for audio/video work - and I really don't want to be the guy that recommended a machine that was obsoleted seven days later.

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Remember the last CPU change?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 1:54 AM PST

There were consultants writing to stick with the 680x0 line then as well. Apple has make no secret it's flipping the entire line.

-> As to obsolete, that only happens when the machine doesn't serve its purpose. Not when it's no longer made, offered, etc.

Bob

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Change is good but timing?
by simoncroft / March 26, 2006 7:59 AM PST

Thanks for the reply Bob. If change means better Macs that deliver a more productive working environment for more people, I'm totally in support of Apple for doing that.

I also appreciate that my use of the word 'obsolete' was semantically sloppy. Many of my customers in the publishing industry still have large numbers of G3s - beige and blue - that are still earning their living. That's an unprecidented lifespan for desktop computers.

But I also had to tell a customer that he should cancel the Mac Mini I suggested he should buy because - 24 hours later - Apple announced an Intel version. That's a rapid change.

I don't sell computers, I just try to help my customers if they need to buy one. So, really my question about G5s and Intel is ''when?''

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From memory...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 8:03 AM PST

This is strictly from memory, but the entire flip may be done by year's end. If you look at SUN Computer on their flip, the 80/20 to 20/80 point happened in only 9 months.

All this is not a big secret. But you have to hit the usual web sites and listen carefully to Jobs...

Bob

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Thanks Bob
by simoncroft / March 26, 2006 8:18 AM PST
In reply to: From memory...

"All this is not a big secret. But you have to hit the usual web sites and listen carefully to Jobs..."

That's the bit I find so difficult!

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