New iMac “almost ready,” may stay dual-core

by admin January 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm

redesigned iMac but may not stick with the quad-core processors rumored for the system, Kaufman Bros. senior analyst Shaw Wu says. Investigations within the supply chain suggest that Apple is “almost ready” to launch updated iMacs but is still determining whether it will use the low-power Core 2 Quads introduced just last week or else will use faster Core 2 Duos with extra cache, though it’s not known whether these last chips would be desktop or mobile parts.

The all-in-one desktops are “almost ready” and may show before March but are being held up by business issues as well as a possible “small technical hurdle” that isn’t explained. Casing changes are expected by anonymous sources to be minor at best, though the added heat from any desktop processor choices is said to potentially require an updated cooling system.

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