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Currebt Powermacs EOL ( at least in Europe)

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A lot of movement on this today on whether they are EOL or not especially on:

<a href="http://www.cube-zone.com/" target="_blank">The Cube Zone</a>

[quote]07/10/02

The current PowerMac line has been EOl'd.

One of our sources told us yesterday that the current PowerMac line (800 Mhz, 933 Mhz and dual 1 Ghz) has been EOled. Computers dealers cannot order those computers from Apple anymore.The current promotion indicates that Apple has a huge stock of those PowerMacs.

We'll definitely see some new PowerMacs with new enclosures and new motherboards at this summer, either at MWNY, or later, for Apple Expo Paris, or even during a special event in August. By the way did you notice that the Seybold and Apple Expo Paris are scheduled the same week: the Seybold begins on september 9th and Apple Expo paris, on September 10th.

Our source also told us that a17" iMac TFT may be available soon. We doubt it, but we could be wrong. Stay tuned.

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Update : Several Apple resellers in Europe confirmed that they were not able to order PowerMacs from Apple anymore. This is also confirmed by the French website MacBidouille.

Misha, from MacMinute does not agree with the article we published : "Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I suggest you double-check your sources -- the current PMG4 line has *not* been EOL'd. Cheers, Misha "

Well we don't know if the PowerMacs can be considered as "officially" EOL'd, but whenever resellers cannot order them anymore, it looks like they are.....

Update 2 : Misha, from MacMinute just told us that US dealers could still order the PowerMacs from Ingram, and that they have plenty....

Update 3 : Other European sites, such as MacPlus, are now confirming that the PowerMacs have the EOL status (at least in Europe...). Resellers can still order them from Ingram or Tech Data, which still have some in stock, but not from Apple.

Stay tune for more information
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Latest news on other sites too is that they are EOL in Europe at least which leaves little doubt that upgrades are on their way next week; doesn't it?!
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Just wanted to try to get a post in before this is locked.

Seriously - EOL just means they are not getting any more shipped to them. They apparently have a large stock which they will try to sell off. If it really is a large stock, it could be years before new ones are introduced.
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[quote]Originally posted by Moonraker:
<strong>A lot of movement on this today on whether they are EOL or not especially on:

<a href="http://www.cube-zone.com/" target="_blank">The Cube Zone</a>

Latest news on other sites too is that they are EOL in Europe at least which leaves little doubt that upgrades are on their way next week; doesn't it?!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Interesting. I think everyone is being played by Apple. They have EOLed the PowerMacs in Europe. They have a few distributors still in USA because on their "Crystal Clear" deal, and to keep everyone guessing.

17" iMac == iWalk

Understand this, Apple will not release a new iMac that will not only cannabalize sales for the 15" iMac (that is already selling poorly) and also the PowerMacs.
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There we have it. The Crystal Clear savings campaign is because of the displays, not the powermacs. This ties in with a 17in imac - i happen to believe that one, because it makes sense to have equal or better resolution than the eMac in the top-line imac, so an 17in SE makes sense.

As for waiting to sell out powermacs before they introduce new ones, it doesn't fly. Especially if people aren't buying because they are waiting for a better product. Releasing the better product (DDR g4) and taking a small loss (4 billion bank account, remember?) makes more sense than not releasing it and waiting for people to buy something inferior, which will send people switching allright - to AMD and intel.

So I'll say it again. There will be DDR g4s at MWNY
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[quote] Latest news on other sites too is that they are EOL in Europe at least which leaves little doubt that upgrades are on their way next week; doesn't it?! <hr></blockquote>

This obviously means that there will be new Power Macs - but they'll only be available in Europe. You steeenkin' Americans will have to stick with the current QS PM's for the rest of your lives! Mwahahaha!

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A 17" iMac really doesn't seem too feasible does it? Considering the price of a standalone 17" LCD monitor, a non-speedbumped iMac with a 17" LCD would be around $2000. Yuck?
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h = you got it right there

Speaking to an Apple stockist in Europe they also had some interesting news on iBook stocks also being run down and most probably EOL also. Interesting though a small bump would not be unexpected.
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