Ask Max: Is Apple going to stop selling the Power PC machines?
Nice forum. I read your article on the new Intel Macs and it cleared up some things for me. I am one of those folks who use my Power PC Macs to earn a living. I do have a lot invested in software. Is Apple going to stop selling the Power PC machines? How long do I have, especially since I did have my eye on a new iMac flat screen, will I be able to purchase a Power PC one instead of the new machines. I don’t need the brand new, flashy, top of the line machines, but I do need to plan this purchase. Thanks for your help.
Unfortunately, we will not see any more PowerPC upgrades from Apple. That means what is available today is going to be the fastest PowerPC Macs available. A fact that makes planning easy, in a way. Buy what will work best for your workload today. Then start saving for the Intel hardware and software switch. If you are working fine now don’t panic and buy a computer because you are afraid it’s going away. PowerMax will always sell every generation of Mac we can get our hands on for as long as someone wants to buy them.