Apple is refusing to comment on stories that it is ditching its troubled G4 Power Mac Cube, declining also to say whether its Cube team of 25 people has been dissolved.
Last summer saw the launch of the "most beautiful PC on the market" with its clear Perspex casing, but by the autumn Apple was offering UK customers hefty discounts in an attempt to boost flagging sales.
Brendan O'Sullivan, Apple's European education director, admitted at the time that the Cube "hasn't been as fast a seller as we would have wanted".
Nigel Lomas, marketing manager at UK Apple reseller Trams, said that he had no indication from Apple that the Cube would be ditched, but said that "it is not a success in terms of sales. We are not over-stocking that product and are similar to other resellers in that we've been disappointed with the uptake."
"The Cube has been in free supply from Apple for quite a while, which is an indication that there are still a lot left in the channel," he added.
Price is still a sticking point, according to Lomas. "The Cube plus monitor will still set you back between £1500 and £1700 compared to a Hewlett Packard e-pc costing about £500 to £600," he said.
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