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iRumor: quad-core and new dual-core iMacs due within weeks

Not soon after there were some rumors that the company has told its resellers that supplies of iMacs will be constrained in the immediate future, we have another analyst speculating that new models of iMacs are a few weeks away!

It's been 280 days since Apple updated the last iMac, more than the 211 average number of days between updates. Kaufman Brothers analyst, Shaw Wu gives the latest status update of new iMacs with the help of his supply chain sources. According to him dual-core and quad-core iMacs are likely to be available within a few weeks as Apple has cut short its supply of existing models of iMac.

Wu estimates in his report that iMacs account for 25% of Apple's Mac business and could increase to 36% after the new iMacs enter the market. He also expects the release of new version of Mac Pro with 2 Nehalem 8-core processors(enabling a 16-core). Wu quotes sources and indicates that the iMacs are due in March or June despite his belief of iMac refresh in a few weeks.

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