Apple ‘investigating’ X for older G3s
Apple is investigating applying future Mac OS X-support for older ATI graphics-accelerators set up in older G3 Macs, MacCentral reports.
This news may come as the organization faces a class action lawsuit suit, brought by legal firm King & Ferlauto, that alleges Apple’s breach of Californian consumer-protection law. The situation maintains that Apple violated the act by not furnishing certain G3-outfitted models with similar features that OS X owned by newer G4 systems.
The allegations center on the statement Apple produced in 1998, if this guaranteed that OS X could be fully enhanced for G3-based Macs. The lawyers maintain this implied that Apple would guarantee G3 Mac-proprietors features for example Dvd and blu-ray playback, QuickTime acceleration, and 3D graphics-acceleration – features they previously enter OS 9.
Apple’s decision to “investigate” presenting such support of these older Macs follows a comment in December by which the organization stated such support wasn’t planned. It has now altered – December’s note read: “Support for that graphic accelerator chipsets in the above list isn’t planned” – it now reads “Further support for that graphic accelerator chipsets in the above list has been investigated for any future form of Mac OS X.”