reports that Apple will announce the latest additions to its list of vintage and obsolete machines on March 17. The list, initially reported through MacMerc
, includes the following:
The "vintage" machines are ones where service parts are available to repair machines purchased in California due to existing statutes. This classification does not apply in the other 49 states.
- Xserve RAID
- Xserve (Slot Load)
- Xserve (Cluster Node)
The rest of the additions, to grace the "obsolete" list, include:
- PowerBook G4
- Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio)
- Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver)
- Macintosh Server G4 (Digital Audio)
- Macintosh Server G4 (Quicksilver)
These machines have all had good runs. I had a Quicksilver as my first post-college work computer and thought it was the greatest computer I've ever worked on the time - way, way back in the golden days of years gone by (aka 2002). These computers will now join their brethren in the Mac retirement home
. But just because Apple classifies them as obsolete doesn't mean that you can't breathe new life into them
Have fond memories of these machines? Share them in the comments!