No eMac G5 until 2005?

The eMac G5, which in October was rumored to be imminent, has been delayed until early 2005 due to shortages of the 1.6GHz G5 processor, according to AppleInsider sources. The 1.6GHz processor, once used in the Power Mac G5 line, is used in the current entry-level 17" LCD-based iMac, while the 17" CRT-based eMac introduced in April still tops out with a 1.25GHz G4 processor.

The new eMac was to include a G5 processor and a significant internal component reorganization. Instead of making its debut in the latter half of 2004, the eMac G5 was reportedly placed on hold, while eMac G4 production was restarted in order to keep up with demand.

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