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G5 Dual Power Macs
Possibly being discontinued.......
humpingdan




msg:976630
 2:08 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just heard a rumour that Apple is planning to discontinue or phase out the dual processor Power Macs, i dont know when and its not official but seems like a distinct possiblity?!

A leading supplier in the UK just called me to advise me of this, they have direct links with apple and have also lowered there prices accordingly!

anyone taking bets?

 

lZakl




msg:976631
 2:20 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

... according to my sisters past babysitters mother, who's uncle is someone very high up in the government.

I'll beleive it when I see a press release ;0) Apple usually has nothing to hide. They even "leaked" the G5 long before it's release.

-- Zak

humpingdan




msg:976632
 2:56 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

all im saying is, you saw it here first!?!

infact id Guarantee it¬! but hey wot do i know ;)

timster




msg:976633
 2:58 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Now, I could believe Apple was going to discontinue single processor G5's in favor of an all-dual lineup. That's the way the wind is blowing these days.

Two slower processors seems to pose less of a heat problem than one faster one.

humpingdan




msg:976634
 3:07 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

[krcs.co.uk...]

price reductions here?

lZakl




msg:976635
 3:19 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

This demonstrates... exactly what you said, lower prices.

What you are trying to convince us of sounds an aweful lot like:

"I went to the dealership, and a car was on sale. I think that buick is changing all their cars to black!"

humpingdan




msg:976636
 3:45 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

i know thats how it sounds, but wait and see!

just a heads up not a lot to go on!

whoisgregg




msg:976637
 3:58 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Rumors? WebmasterWorld is not the venue for Mac product rumors. Next time you want to share, please stick with press releases or link to reputable news sources.

GeorgeK




msg:976638
 7:30 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

If a dual-core single processor version was released, it might be cheaper than a dual processor single-core system, with comparable performance.

humpingdan




msg:976639
 2:56 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

[apple-history.com...]

check out the last paragraph?

[macosrumors.com...]

im just speculating¬

[forums.applenova.com...]

Cheers ;)

whoisgregg




msg:976640
 3:18 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not press releases, not reputable news sources, not authorities on the subject.

Added: Those links aren't even on topic -- they've got nothing to do with your idle speculation that G5 duals are being discontinued. I won't spend any more time stepping on your toes though, have a nice day. :)

jd01




msg:976641
 3:07 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sorry, I can't read this any more without saying anything.

1. The first 'article' that says the G5 line-up was discontinued in 2004. Uh, so the dual 2.5ghz that was in the store when I bought my dual 2.0ghz did not really exist? Or, only existed for a few months? Hm OK.

2. From one of the 'articles' you cited this is a quote:
'there is a significant upgrade in "G5 technology" coming to the company's lineup'

Please, note the 'significant upgrade' line in the conjecture presented here... NOT the termination of the line-up as your post would indicate.

3. Just play along with this line of thinking for a minute:
Hi, we just introduced the G5 processor. It powers the 3rd fastest super-computer on the face of the earth (built with dual 2.0ghz G5 processors at the core see U of Tenn for details, or Apple's web site). The computer mentioned was built for approx. 4mil. Yes, the G5 is based on 64-bit technology, the direction of computing in the future. We have recently introduced the iMac G5 and will probably soon release the PowerBook G5. We are going to go ahead and remove PowerMac line-up from our product base, because we don't want them any more.

Please, are you daft? If this line-up is going anywhere, it is going faster and more solid than it already is. That I can actually believe. The implication of your post, that the line-up is going to disappear, is very politely, 'garbage'.

Justin

humpingdan




msg:976642
 7:14 am on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

;)

disconntined dual processor G5,

Ive now been told by 3 different UK suppliers!

humpingdan




msg:976643
 1:38 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Apple have just announced the changes to the G5 line-up. I'm still
getting my head around it but the top model appears now to be a Dual
2.7GHz machine, with a Dual 2.3 behind that, Dual 2.0 and Single
1.8GHz.

i stand corrected!

heard it here first¬!

andy_boyd




msg:976644
 1:42 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Seems like they've discontinued the dual G5's ... and replaced them with new ones!

jd01




msg:976645
 6:41 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Please, are you daft? If this line-up is going anywhere, it is going faster and more solid than it already is. That I can actually believe. The implication of your post, that the line-up is going to disappear, is very politely, 'garbage'.

You heard this here first too!

Justin

john316




msg:976646
 7:28 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Looks like the new dual g5s are liquid cooled. I think their whole dual processor line has been plaqued with cooling/noise issues. This should make the duals a usable machine again.

lZakl




msg:976647
 10:37 pm on Apr 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

My last reply (and thought) on this subject, but it's a classic case of reading the following ...

"The will be a comet in June of '05 that will be passing by Mars on it's way through our solar system. By the end of June we should be able to see it from Earth."

and turning it into ...

"Hey everyone! I read that there is a comet the size of Mars heading straight toward Earth! The world is going to end by the last of June!"

-- Same material in both, but twisted to fit some fantasy... Just sad...

jd01




msg:976648
 7:08 am on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

humpingdan,

My applolgies for the tone of my posts... Chalk it up to siliness.

I think the main thing you missed when calling and asking about the discontinuation of the line, was any sales person who has an inventory of a product, which will soon be replaced by a better product, will normally forget to mention the latter to you... If you know bigger and better is around the corner, why would you buy a product from his inventory now?

Anyway, sorry again... uncalled for.

Justin

humpingdan




msg:976649
 9:12 am on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

oh joy! bloody americans!

Leosghost




msg:976650
 9:38 am on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

horses ..leading ..and water ..come to mind ...

Which of the 3 would you care to have a "discount" upon as equines are being discontinued ..H2O is on special ..and advice from across the pond is apparently unappreciated ...by some ...

humpingdan




msg:976651
 1:05 pm on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

another bloody amaerican!

Leosghost




msg:976652
 1:09 pm on Apr 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Irish and in France ..you need to read more widely and carefully Daniel ;)

humpingdan




msg:976653
 7:15 am on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

quite like the irish and french - no need to comment!

Leosghost




msg:976654
 9:04 am on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I see the "member weed routine" let another one in ..
need to comeback and code it tighter V..
Presumably someone needs to inform the BNP they are missing a doorstop.

humpingdan




msg:976655
 12:16 pm on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

now its getting political i like it! british national party, u presaume im british?

Leosghost




msg:976656
 12:20 pm on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not from your spelling ..just from the targets of your "quick launch" xenophobia ..;)

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