MacUser UK is reporting that Apple has stopped production of the Power Mac G4 Cube. Writer Steve Davis claimed the mid-range desktop machine would be removed from Apple’s product line all together.
Introduced last summer, the Power Mac G4 Cube has never sold as well as Apple seems to have expected it to. The small desktop machine fits midway between the more expandable Power Mac G4 and the less expensive iMac. Apple has tried numerous incentives to get more people to buy Cubes since their introduction almost a year ago, with limited success.
Davis cites “sources within Apple” as confirming that the Cube will be replaced by a totally redesigned iMac sporting a flat-panel LCD display, which will be revealed to Mac users at next month’s Macworld Expo in New York.
MacUser UK said that availability of Cubes is growing scarce through retailers and distributors, although various models of the Cube can still be ordered online through the Apple Store Web site.