Clues on possible introduction to the G5

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
I just spent a few minutes looking at all of the 2002 WWDC Sessions and not one of them mentioned anything about any talk of programming to take advantage of the G4, come to mention no mention of the G4 in any of the sessions (about anything G4 related).

When the G4 was discussed and demo'd at the 1999 WWDC their was no mention of hardware performance tuning for applications either, just a "Session Placeholder - TBA." Why would Apple put "Session Placeholder - TBA?" for security of course.

Now, when the G4 was demo'd and sessions on the G4 were available at the 1999 WWDC, the CPU was announced at that year's Seybold in San Francisco.

I have no inside information, just pure speculation on my part, just my 2¢


  • Reply 1 of 6
    4fx4fx Posts: 258member
    Perhaps the release of the G5 is eminently soon. But to be honest, at this point in time I would rather see a G4 that scaled quickly and easily than a G5 that will be stuck at the same clock rate for a year or more. Or even worse what happened to the G4 when it was released: they actually reduced its speed.

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  • Reply 2 of 6
    hh Posts: 16member
    This is what Moto said in January 2000. That's a while ago..

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    [quote] Waiting in the wings is the PowerPC G5, a 64-bit chip that will also support 32-bit processing to ensure compatibility with current applications. The G5, likely to be available in one to two years at speeds of up to 2GHz, will feature an extensible architecture, making it easier to develop specialized versions of the chip. <hr></blockquote>

    Mind you, this was Moto pre-"hey-we're-going-out-of-business-if-the-situation-doesn't-improve-real-soon"
  • Reply 3 of 6
    lemon bon bonlemon bon bon Posts: 2,383member
    "Motorola plans to offer G3, G4, and G5 processors concurrently."

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    Lemon Bon Bon
  • Reply 4 of 6
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    So? They still offer the 604e. The G3 has other uses other than desktop computers.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    cosmocosmo Posts: 662member
    [quote]Originally posted by Lemon Bon Bon:

    <strong>"Motorola plans to offer G3, G4, and G5 processors concurrently."


    I didn't think Mot. made the g3s for apple anymore. I thought the fastest g3s made by Motorola were the 450s found in the B&W towers.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    No one said they were making them for Apple... The G3 core is used extensively for embedded solutions.

    Heck, I worked on a military flight simulator 6+ years ago that used a PPC core as the CPU for the optics servo driver... PPC cores are much more popular for embedded systems than they are for desktops.
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