iMac G5 Availability Slipping?

Availability of Appleis 20-inch iMac G5 may be starting to slip. Although the companyis online store still shows the last remaining iMac G5 model as available, its ship time has extended from 24 hours to 1-2 business days. The 20-inch iMac G5 is the last remaining non-Intel iMac model that Apple sells.

The iMac G5 was replaced at the Macworld Expo in January by the newer Intel Core Duo-based iMac. Apple has been selling both G5 and Intel-based iMacs ever since. The company phased out the 17-inch G5 model a few weeks ago without any fanfare, and most recently phased out the 15-inch PowerBook G4.

The PowerBook, which also uses a PowerPC-based processor, is being replaced by the Intel Core Duo-based MacBook Pro.

The iMac G5 at the Apple Store

The slightly extended shipping time for may indicate that the 20-inch iMac G5 is close to quietly fading away, as well.