Apple appears to have delayed shipment of its
Power Mac G5 dual-processor 2.0GHz model by several weeks, if reports MacCentral has received from its readers are any indication.
Some customers who placed orders through the online Apple Store the day the models were announced were told that their machines would ship on or before August 29, 2003. Some of those same buyers have seen their ship dates change in the last 24 hours to dates in September that vary from mid-month to the end of the month.
began shipping single-processor versions of the Power Mac G5 earlier this month. Apple vice president of Hardware Product Marketing Greg Joswiak called the G5’s release “the start of a new era in personal computing.”
The G5 was first unveiled to attendees of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) last June in San Francisco, Calif. It’s the first Mac model to feature the PowerPC 970 CPU made by IBM, a 64-bit processor. The CPU is mated to a motherboard built around Hypertransport technology, featuring a frontside bus architecture that operates at up to 1GHz, up to 400MHz dual-channel memory, 8x AGP Pro graphics, optical digital audio, PCI-X expansion slots on some models and much more.
Apple was not available for comment as MacCentral posted this article.