“Heat related issues are said to be at the root of Apple’s latest iMac blunder, which has left the computer maker without a consumer desktop offering for the busy back-to-school shopping season,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s consumer desktop eMac (if supplies haven’t run out) must be having quite an identity crisis about now.
“Earlier this month, Apple’s Public Relations department performed a most unorthodox act when it quietly announced to the Mac faithful that the company had run out of its current iMac G4 computers and new models would not be available for another two months,” Jade reports. “Reliable information suggests that Apple had initially intended to launch an all-new iMac product-line early this Summer, which sources confirmed would include a low-end PowerPC G5 processor and a completely remodeled appearance. What exactly caused the unfortunate iMac delay, Apple may never say. However, well placed sources tell AppleInsider that a heat issue affecting the new iMac enclosure is to blame.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Aye Captain, ’tis the heat dissipation as most of ye have already guessed! If true, don’t hold your breath for PowerBook G5s anytime soon.