Apple iMac G5 means eMac are history
Apple launched the very interesting Apple iPod Video along with the much in news, the new iMac powered by G5 processors. However, the silent part of this announcement was the demise of the cheaper eMac variant of the Appleâ€™s lineup. The company is no longer selling this range of computer from their online and retail stores. Apple has confirmed this news but said that they would still be available for sales to educational institutions.
A company representative said in a statement to a media group: â€œThe eMac is no longer available at the online Apple Store or Appleâ€™s retail stores, but we are continuing to offer the eMac on the online education store for institutional customersâ€. The eMac formed an affordable range of Apple computers powered by a G4 processor and came with a CD-RW/DVD-ROM â€œComboâ€ drive or with a DVD-R â€œSuperDriveâ€.
Looks like Apple wants the consumer to upgrade to faster computers and get rid of the older generation of processors as the new applications are being offered with the new package. Even the Mac Mini are reported to come with higher than mentioned specifications in some cases. Apple targeted the eMac computers to consumer looking for an affordable all round packages after the iMac was equipped with an LCD panel driving its cost higher.