updated 11:25 am EDT, Fri March 30, 2007
Apple Quad-Core Slip
Apple has again revealed in advance that it will soon introduce quad-core systems, accordting to AppleInsider. The computer company's special Adobe Creative Suite 3 page was the source of the leak, stating that all Macs "feature powerful dual-core or quad-core Intel processors" despite a lack of the latter in its current product lineup. The Mac Pro currently relies on two dual-core Xeon chips for its performance, although Intel has made its quad-core Xeon 5300 processors available since November.
The leak is the second Apple has made in as many weeks, following an earlier UK store leak that revealed the Mac Pro would be available with eight total cores spread across dual processors.
A release date for the Macs is still unknown but may take place at the NAB video professionals expo, where Apple has already scheduled a special event the day before the expo officially begins.