3GHz G5 PowerMacs... August 2004?

One of the most interesting comments from Steve Jobs' Paris Keynote is the promise that PowerMac G5s will reach 3GHz "before the end of next summer".

Jobs first claimed that PowerMacs would hit 3GHz "in 12 months" during his WWDC Keynote on June 23, 2003.

The end of summer timeline brings us to August 2004 -- 11 months away. With an average product-life of 6 months between PowerMac releases (historically), users can expect another PowerMac revision in the first half of 2004.

Our Buyer's Guide tracks the releases of Apple's products... but readers should be aware that the most recent graph for PowerMac G5 releases is skewed due to the longer than usual lead time on G5 shipments. In fact, several readers are only now reporting that non-educational PowerMac G5 2.0GHz machines are starting to ship.

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