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G4 in demand

Apple's newest high-end systems are much-anticipated, but rely on one chipmaker, Motorola, which could raise supply problems.

 

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Apple Computer's newest high-end systems have generated consumer interest in advance of reaching consumer outlets, but the G4 models rely on processors made solely by Motorola, which could raise supply problems.

"Right now, we've got our hands full getting [G4 systems] to market."

- Phil Schiller, Apple's vice president of worldwide marketing

 


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