Apple misses Dual 2.5GHz G5 ship date

Several MacMinute readers (including me) report that their orders for the new Dual 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 have been delayed until late next month. "The demand for this item has been incredible," Apple said in an e-mail to customers. "We are shipping them as quickly as possible, but cannot meet the ship date we previously estimated for you. We now expect to ship your Power Mac on or before August 20th." When the liquid-cooled machine was announced in early June, Apple said it would ship in July. Customers who ordered the tower on the first day it was available were given an expected ship date of July 30. Source: MacMinute I was looking forward to a ship date of July 30. That would have been nice. I get my display tomorrow, it would be nice to have the G5 to go along with it. I do not like this recent trend that Apple has, this hurry up and wait, and broken shipment promises. It has happened too much. But didn't we see this one coming? Apple knew they had a problem with the 970FX chip, we all knew they had a problem, Why keep making hollow shipping promises. One of these days this is going to hurt Apple. But until then there will always be an excuse that the public seems to understand. After all, I would rather wait another month to have the dual 2.5 then have a dual 2 that have shipped now.

Comments (1)

Coop:

Well, at least we are seeing a trend in ALL computer manufacturers. Apple isn't the only company to promise ship dates and then announce that they are pushing it back "due to overwhelming demand" for the product. Hmm....doesn't this sound like Microsoft, or Sony, or HP/Compaq???

I'd be more willing to accept a ship date change due to technical glitches than overwhelming demand. I've built computers by hand...doesn't take much to put one of these things together, and you can't tell me that Apple only has a limited supply of parts...that's like Microsoft pushing off the ship date for Office 2003 because of the demand? How hard is it to burn a CD? Why don't people just come out and say it....we screwed up...tried to release our product too quickly to capitalize on the market, and we just aren't going to finalize development in time. Now, that is something i can believe

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