“The iMac G4 product line, which was last refreshed over 6 months ago, is quickly nearing the end of its life cycle. Some Apple resellers have recently sold through their allotment of 20-inch and 17-inch iMac G4s and were told by Apple not to expect a restock, while other merchants have been put on a 3 week waiting list for new orders of 15-inch and 17-inch iMacs. iMac G4 inventory is nearly depleted, and it appears that manufacturing of the entire line has halted,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“Rumors that Apple has been preparing a completely redesigned iMac, wrapped around a G5 processor, date back almost 6 months. Few details surrounding the future offering have been made available, though one source claimed to have toyed with a 1.6GHz G5 iMac dressed in generic prototype plastics, back in March,” Marsal reports.
More information about iMac G5, new Power Mac G5s and the wait for Apple Cinema Displays that match the Power Mac G5’s aluminum skin here.
MacDailyNews Take: Steve Jobs will kick off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote on Monday, June 28, 2004, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at San Francisco’s Moscone West and if his “one more thing” is an iMac G5, it can’t come soon enough for Apple. With Mac OS X 10.4 ‘Tiger’ to be previewed and rumors of new iPods, Power Mac G5s, Cinema Displays, and iMac G5s swirling about with gathering intensity, this WWDC could pack of heck of a punch. Last year’s WWDC bought us the introduction of the Power Mac G5 after the Mac OS X 10.3 ‘Panther’ preview. Less than 24 days to go… We’ll keep our eyes focused on Time Canada’s webiste so you don’t have to.