Nu har det kommit en förklaring till varför det inför jul och nyår inte gick att beställa någon Powerbook, så här sammanfattade Think Secret kvällens "Apple's Q1 2004 earnings call":
An analyst asked about the higher warranty expense that Apple recognized for the quarter, and asked if that was associated with a specific product, and whether Apple anticipated that it would continue. Anderson said that the extra expense was due to unplanned reserves accrued relating to certain portable products, specifically, the appearance of "faint white spots" on PowerBook G4 displays.
Anderson said that Apple "quickly resolved" the problem, and that "any customers experiencing this problem should contact our AppleCare organization." Anderson said that given this problem, Apple felt it was appropriate to accrue a reserve at the end of Apple's December quarter to provide for these repairs.He also said that the problem has been resolved in new units.
Med detta i bagaget så kan man nog bara dra slutsatsen att de nya inte kommer föränns till våren... att sedan flera av oss vill se nya modeller snabbare än så får vi väl leva med
* EOL = "End of line", dvs. när en produkt tas ur sortimentet.