15-inch PowerBook G4 MIA

The 15-inch PowerBook G4 has quietly disappeared from Appleis retail Web site, leaving only the 12-inch and 17-inch models. The two remaining PowerPC-based PowerBooks still show a 24 hour ship time, just as the 15-inch model did on earlier this week. Apple previously phased out the 17-inch iMac G5 in a similar fashion.

The PowerBook product line is being replaced by the MacBook Pro, which uses an Intel Core Duo processor instead of the G4 chip Apple has been relying on for the past few years.

No 15-inch PowerBook at the Apple Store.

The 12-inch PowerBook with a 1.5GHz G4 processor is selling for US$1,499, and the 17-inch 1.67GHz G4 model is $2,499.

Thanks to Danish TMO reader Kim for tipping us off.