No PowerBook G5 "Anytime Soon"; Could MWNY Hold PowerBook G4 Revisions?

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Date: Wednesday, June 25th, 2003, 17:31
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Until a mobile version of the G5 chip addresses heat and power consumption issues, many have already speculated a PowerBook G5 is out of the question. Apple?s VP of Hardware Product Marketing confirmed this in an interview with MacCentral yesterday. ?Motorola is huge for us,? Joswiak told MacCentral. ?Our partnership with Motorola is not going away, G4s are in every other part of our product line. As you can see, [the G5] is not going in a PowerBook anytime soon. Motorola remains very important to us, but IBM is the one that can take us to the next level.? Read more . . .


Until a mobile version of the G5 chip addresses heat and power consumption issues, many have already speculated a PowerBook G5 is out of the question. Apple?s VP of Hardware Product Marketing confirmed this in an interview with MacCentral yesterday. ?Motorola is huge for us,? Joswiak told MacCentral. ?Our partnership with Motorola is not going away, G4s are in every other part of our product line. As you can see, [the G5] is not going in a PowerBook anytime soon. Motorola remains very important to us, but IBM is the one that can take us to the next level.?
Speaking as a new 1GHz owner, however, for my daily use I’ve been very pleased with the existing performance and stability of the 1GHz G4. Some of the G5’s potential buyers, like Pixar, are likely to have much higher performance requirements of their machine. That said, it’ll be a big deal for the PowerBook when the laptops hit G5. This clears the way, though, if we’re lucky, for the introduction of the Aluminum 15″ PowerBook and possibly even price cuts at Macworld CreativePro in New York next month. Let’s hope VP Joswiak isn’t just going to rehash Monday’s WWDC keynote.

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