You may want to sit down for this, but Apple has officially killed the Cube. OK, itis not really that much of a surprise, but it is surprising that Apple has issued a press release to make the announcement. From Apple:
Apple® today announced that it will suspend production of the Power Mac G4 Cube indefinitely. The company said there is a small chance it will reintroduce an upgraded model of the unique computer in the future, but that there are no plans to do so at this time.
"Cube owners love their Cubes, but most customers decided to buy our powerful Power Mac G4 minitowers instead," said Philip Schiller, Appleis vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
The Power Mac G4 Cube, at less than one fourth the size of most PCs, represented an entirely new class of computer delivering high performance in an eight-inch cube suspended in a stunning crystal-clear enclosure.
If you are interested in buying a Cube, check eBay or your local vendor while you can. The Cubeis demise made headlines on CNBC with the heading of "So Long Cube, We Hardly Knew Yei."