3GHz Power Mac G5 months behind schedule?

“Apple fans are in a frenzy, but this time its due to a lack of ‘insanely great’ products emerging from Cupertino in the first quarter of 2004. Since January’s Macworld Expo, the computer company has failed to produce a single new hardware offering and has run into problems delivering those products that were announced during the first days of the year,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider. “Both Apple enthusiasts and analysts have raised some concerns, especially when it comes to the Power Mac G5 product line

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  1. Seahawk…spoken like a true wannabe� stock owner. Ha!hA!
    “…Send them to me” Yeah, sure, everyone in the age of electronic stock trading gets issued paper stock certificates (to send to you) when they buy stock…what a joke.

  2. Simon wrote:
    “Tried a new Winblows laptop and it felt sluggish…”

    I’ve had the exact opposite experience.

    I use Macs daily (Powermac G4 & G5) and am getting quite envious of the speed PCs enjoy. My GF has a AMD64 notebook that’s just about faster than any Mac I’ve used. Apple is being trumped on anything non-G5.

    Windows::Winblows as Apples::Lemons

    I really do have high hopes my next machine will be an Apple. Losing hope though. 🙁


    Does Apple run on “island time”? Tell someone you’ll be there at 7, then show up at 8:30 (if at all).

  3. Simon wrote:
    “Tried a new Winblows laptop and it felt sluggish…”

    I’ve had the exact opposite experience.

    I use Macs daily (Powermac G4 & G5) and am getting quite envious of the speed PCs enjoy. My GF has a AMD64 notebook that’s just about faster than any Mac I’ve used. Apple is being trumped on anything non-G5.

    Windows::Winblows as Apples::Lemons

    I really do have high hopes my next machine will be an Apple. Losing hope though. 🙁


    Does Apple run on “island time”? Tell someone you’ll be there at 7, then show up at 8:30 (if at all).

  4. Simon…we�ve got Macs and PCs. Our experience is quite different than yours. Our PCs are very peppy (both laptops and desktops). Our non-G5 Macs cannot compete with the PCs. And our PCs compete very nicely with the G5s. Plus we have no problems with the XP system although OSX is “cooler” and a bit less clumsy.

    We will see that this current set of problems that Apple is having of not putting out new computers in a regular, timely fashion will be looked back as a real fiasco. I can see the headlines now…”Jobs More Interested in iPods than Computers?”

  5. sam & john, looks like sarcasm is not on your vocabulary.

    BTW
    As a regular stock holder you should know that it is possible to ask for paper stocks, although it would be tough on space at home for all my AAPLs…

  6. Seahawk: “As a regular stock holder you should know that it is possible to ask for paper stocks, although it would be tough on space at home for all my AAPLs…”

    Yeah, sure…how many paper stock certificates you got?
    Or was that more sarcasm?

    I�ve found that people that are real investors don�t like to repeatedly boast or show off about their stock dealings. Which seems to be a recurring theme of yours.

  7. johnathan ivy

    The real J.I. should hide his face in shame.

    As for being illiterate: Fuck is a legitimate word. If you don’t think so, then it is you that isn’t reading much these days. How many Booker winners in the past ten years have refrained from using ‘fuck?’

    Apple has a QA problem – maybe a design problem. This is obvious even with rose colored glasses.

  8. I don’t fault Apple for delays. They don’t build all the components in their products and therefore are at the mercy of other company’s schedules, productivity, and limitations. That being said, I do wish SJ would quit making predictions about how fast the next chip will be a year from now, how many songs will be sold by X date, etc. People react much more dramatically with Apple than other companies. Other companies have delays and no one notices. Apple pushes a release date back by two weeks and everyone goes into panic mode. And yes, rumor sites are cancerous. They come up with dream specs and tell everyone that they’ve gotten them from good sources, whipping everyone into a frenzy, and then the real thing ends up being disappointing. People need to stop listening to these bozos.

  9. And another thing. The people on the iPod team are not the same people on the Mac team, so you idiots who keep making statements about how they need to focus on something besides the iPod can shut the hell up stop proving your ignorance. The possible problems with the G5 (and we don’t even know there are any) have nothing to do with the iPod. The success and attention paid to the iPod right now should be considered welcome. They’re bringing in a lot of money and doing wonders for Apple’s name. Imagine the state of things right now without them.

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