Apple’s new iTunes Music Store and its redesigned iPods have gotten the lion’s share of public interest for the past couple of weeks. iTunes’ Mac OS X requirement and iPod’s need for FireWire may leave some users of older Macs out in the cold, however, so Mac upgrade maker Sonnet Technologies Inc. has created the
iTunes Support Center.
The new area on Sonnet’s Web site offers practical solutions to help augment the capabilities of older Mac models to help them “make a comeback tour,” according to Sonnet. The company noted that its CPU upgrades and FireWire solutions have been tested with Apple’s latest iLife applications to make sure they work, too.
The new Web site is broken down by computer type, with links for Power Mac 7500 – 9600 users, Power Mac G3 “beige” box owners, Power Mac G3 “blue and white” and G4 “PCI Graphics” owners, Power Mac G4 “AGP Graphics” owners, and “Original” Rev. A-D (Bondi Blue and Fruit-colored) iMacs.
Each section sports details about which Sonnet CPU and expansion card upgrades might be right for you, whether it’s a G3 or G4 speed increase you’re looking for, the addition of FireWire and USB 2.0 capabilities, or a faster disk drive interface or larger hard drive offering.