[X4U] G3 Last Ship Date?

Linda XPressoBean at mac.com
Thu Jun 14 14:01:31 PDT 2007

On 6/14/07 3:36 PM, Michael Winter wrote:

> So as long as Apple is supporting PPC, I don't know
> what the hardware limitation would be in the G4 systems that would
> necessitate it being dropped but not the G5.

cache/bus speed? RAM limitations on portables? It's possible they could
quietly be unsupported by Apple just because Apple doesn't want to/need to
deal with questions like, "Why won't ABC.com play correctly on my G4
Powerbook? It's a 1.0GHz maxxed out with 1GB RAM, and it stutters and drops
out. Why?" (true story/specs, by the way). Even though the OS may run,
technically, if the specs on the computer are out of date with regards to
"common" activities -- watching video on the Net, or streaming to AppleTV,
or lack of USB2 making their iPod experience too slow -- they may simply
drop the "class" from support rather than spend a lot of Genius Bar time
with those kinds of questions.

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