updated 07:40 pm EST, Tue January 31, 2006
20-inch iMac G5 price drop
Apple today lowered prices on its larger 20-inch iMac G5 by $200, while leaving the price on its low-end 17-inch iMac G5 untouched. The reduction comes after Apple refused to discount the older-generation G5 iMacs following the introduction of the new Intel iMac at Macworld San Francisco. As noted by AppleInsider, the company's online store now sells the 20-inch iMac G5 for $1499, a $200 discount off its $1699 retail price--the same price as the 20-inch Intel-based version. The move will help Apple sell the iMac G5 and and also avoid confusion to customers, as vendors and Apple Stores were offering both the newer Intel-based iMacs and the older PowerPC-based iMacs for the same price. The price of the 17-inch iMac G5 remains unchanged at $1,299, suggesting that the company has much less inventory of the lower-end iMac and expects to be able to move what's left of the remaining models at the current price. Apple Store customers who purchased a 20-inch iMac within 10 calendar days of shipment may request a refund from Apple Sales Support (1-800-676-2775), but must do so within 14 business days of shipment.