G5's to start shipping next week!

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I'm just passing on info I was told, take it for what it is worth.

Also this from macnn.com:



City Mac to host G5 event in Saint Louis, MO

City Mac of Saint Louis (MO) says it will host the premiere of Apple's new G5 computer at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2003. The demonstration will be geared toward professional photographer, graphic artist and creative ad personnel. City Mac notes that Apple representatives, along with representatives from Adobe, Epson, Xerox, and Lacie will be on hand to demonstrate the G5 and answer questions. The event is open to the business community. However, reservations are required (call Betty at 314-206-6214 before August 18th).

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    IGM reports that a possible reason for the hold up on the G5 is that the FCC has not as yet approved it for sale.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    Local CompUSA Apple guy said he expects a demo display G5 next tuesday with actual machines for sale shortly thereafter.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    NY Times article says G5 units are supposed to hit stores Monday. Can't tell if it means demo units, or ones that are for sale. I am hoping for the latter!
  • Reply 4 of 9
    More from NY Times:

    Quote:

    For Those Needing 32 More Bits







    By JOHN MARKOFF







    APPLE COMPUTER has recently received much applause for its iTunes music service. But its new Power Mac G5 computers, set to arrive in stores today, will probably have a much larger impact on the world of personal computing.





    Apple already has 100,000 orders for its G5 machines, which are priced at $2,000 to $3,000, depending on the configuration. The breakthrough is that the computers use 64-bit microprocessors, a significant step beyond the 32-bit processors on current Apple machines and most Windows-based PC's.



  • Reply 5 of 9
    msanttimsantti Posts: 1,377member
    Linky



    If true, then 8)
  • Reply 6 of 9
    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    I wonder how long before the major news outlets 'get it'.



    They seem way too focused on the PowerMac G5's 64 bitness. Its far more important that the machines are faster at 32 bit operations and also have 34 bit memory addressing.



    So now... I'm weighing the credibility of the rest of the story, the part about arrival times. This time, I'll give em the bennefit of the doubt, even if it is the NY Times.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    On Apples front page website, it says Powermac g5's NOW SHIPPING!
  • Reply 8 of 9
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,080member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by The General

    On Apples front page website, it says Powermac g5's NOW SHIPPING!



    So it is written, so it is done!
  • Reply 9 of 9
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    Apple Press release:



    Quote:

    Over 100,000 Ordered Since June 23 Introduction



    CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R)

    (Nasdaq: AAPL) today announced that it has begun shipping the two single

    processor models of its Power Mac(R) G5, the world's fastest personal computer

    featuring the first 64-bit desktop processor and the industry's first 1 GHz

    front-side bus. The dual 2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 will ship late this month, as

    planned. Apple also announced that it has received orders for over

    100,000 Power Mac G5s since its introduction on June 23.

    "The Power Mac G5 is a big hit with customers and developers," said Philip

    Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The

    two single processor Power Mac G5 models are available now, so we wanted to

    get those into customers hands as soon as possible, and we're right on track

    to deliver the dual 2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 later this month."

    Powered by the revolutionary PowerPC G5 processor designed by IBM and

    Apple, the Power Mac G5 is the first personal computer to utilize 64-bit

    processing technology for unprecedented memory expansion and advanced 64-bit

    computation, while running existing 32-bit applications natively.

    Delivering the industry's highest system bandwidth, the Power Mac G5 line

    offers dual 2.0 GHz PowerPC G5 processors, each with an independent 1 GHz

    front-side bus, for an astounding 16 GBps of bandwidth. The line also features

    the industry's highest bandwidth memory (400 MHz 128-bit DDR SDRAM with

    throughput up to 6.4 GBps); the industry's fastest PCI interface available on

    a desktop (133 MHz PCI-X); and cutting-edge AGP 8X Pro graphics capabilities,

    all within a stunning new professional aluminum enclosure featuring innovative

    computer-controlled cooling for quiet operation.

    The two single processor models of the Power Mac G5 are available through

    the Apple Store(R) (http://www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and Apple

    Authorized Resellers.



    The Power Mac G5, with a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:

    -- 1.6 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 processor;

    -- 800 MHz front-side bus;

    -- 256MB 333 MHz 128-bit DDR memory;

    -- 4 DIMMs, 4GB maximum memory;

    -- 80GB Serial ATA hard drive;

    -- AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;

    -- NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra-64MB DDR graphics card;

    -- 3 PCI slots (64-bit, 33 MHz); and

    -- 4x SuperDrive(TM).



    The Power Mac G5, with a suggested retail price of $2,399 (US), includes:

    -- 1.8 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 processor;

    -- 900 MHz front-side bus;

    -- 512MB 400 MHz 128-bit DDR memory;

    -- 8 DIMMs, 8GB maximum memory;

    -- 160GB Serial ATA hard drive;

    -- AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;

    -- NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra-64MB DDR graphics card;

    -- 3 PCI-X slots (one 64-bit, 133 MHz, two 64-bit 100 MHz); and

    -- 4x SuperDrive.



    The Power Mac G5, with a suggested retail price of $2,999 (US), includes:

    -- Dual 2.0 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 processors;

    -- Dual Independent 1 GHz front-side buses;

    -- 512MB 400 MHz 128-bit DDR memory;

    -- 8 DIMMs, 8GB maximum memory;

    -- 160GB Serial ATA hard drive;

    -- AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;

    -- RADEON 9600 Pro-64MB DDR graphics card;

    -- 3 PCI-X slots (one 64-bit 133 MHz, two 64-bit 100 MHz); and

    -- 4x SuperDrive.



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