“A complaint against Apple’s claim that its Power Mac G5 was the ‘world’s fastest personal computer’ has been upheld by the UK’s advertising watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said that the G5 was not the fastest computer ‘in all circumstances for all applications.’ Two other complaints about the G5 ad were rejected. The ruling comes as Apple rolled out a new range of G5 computers,” BBC News reports.
“The ASA said the complaints against the G5 magazine ad came from members of the public in Middlesex and Monmouthshire. There were three objections to the ad; that the machine was ‘the world’s fastest personal computer’ [which was upheld], that it was ‘the first with a 64-bit processor’ [rejected] and that ‘the systems built around the G5 can shatter the 4-gigabyte memory ceiling that limits every other PC on earth’ [rejected],” BBC News reports.
“[The ASA] said that Apple was justified in saying that the G5 had the world’s first 64-bit processor for personal computers… [and] also accepted Apple’s argument that the G5 was the only personal computer that could handle more than 4GB of main memory,” BBC News reports.
Full article here.