Power Mac G4 Cube falls from Apple's tree

Power Mac G4 Cube falls from Apple's tree

Apple sliced the Power Mac G4 Cube PC from its production lines, saying in a news release that there is "a small chance" it will re-introduce an upgraded model in the future, but it has no plans to do so now.

The vendor first introduced the desktop Cube a year ago at the MacWorld trade show in New York, and debuted the newest version of the PC in February at the MacWorld trade show in Tokyo. Apple cited slow initial sales of the G4 Cube as one of the reasons for its deep fourth-quarter earnings warning at the end of 2000.

"Cube owners love their Cubes, but most customers decided to buy our powerful Power Mac G4 mini towers instead," said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of worldwide product marketing.

The Power Mac G4 Cube was billed as a small, super stylish computer that combined panache with power. However style failed to win the numbers in the sales race even with ongoing discounts and rebates.

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