RUMOR: Apple to debut iMac G5 within weeks

“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.


  1. I know that they’ve been having problems with cooling etc. . . but doesn’t it make more sense to upgrade the strictly pro hardware w/ a G5 chip rather than start w/ the iMac? i.e.: where’s that PowerBook

  2. I just can see it, big show on Tiger, than saying such a powerful new OS (improved 64-bit support?) needs a powerful machine: BANG, DP 3.0 GHz announced, base model SP 2.0 GHz.

    Then, “one more thing”, iMac G5.

    WHAAAAM audience applause for 10 minutes non-stopping.

    At exit we receive the DVD with Tiger preview and other goodies.

  3. Can someone enlighten me as to MDN’s comment about Time Canada’s website?

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  4. no…no…

    Steve does the Tiger show…

    Then pauses shows of the new up to 2.6Ghz G5 iMac…

    The audience goes wild…

    Steve says… “one more thing” RevB PM DP 3.0…

    Now that would be sweet…

    To bad the “real IT world” will still be waiting for SP2 and craving some BBQ…


  5. hrmmm.. was this the multicoloured glowing plastic technology that apple had patents for..?

    anyway.. can someone tell me who the demographic is.. for an iMac..

    what family needs a mid-level computer.. i just don’t get it..

    i have an eMac, and from my family’s questioning, they pretty much want one also.. sooo..why would sb want 1.6 Ghz.. a Family that is..I just don’t know..

  6. MDN comment on Time Canada is that before the first flat screen iMac was ever displayed at Apple’s expo a few years back, the COVER of Time in Canada had a shot of the Apple’s new iMac, and beat the expo by 1 or so days…

    Steve J was not that happy …

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