Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu told clients on Monday that AppleInsider's latest report on iMac shortages is "consistent" with comments from his supply chain sources that the iMac is due for a refresh in the March or June quarters.
In his note to clients today, Wu now claims to be hearing from his sources "that both types of processors will likely be used," which would "makes sense as this helps Apple create better tiers within the iMac family, utilizing quad-core for the high-end, and dual-core for mid-range and low-end."
Wu seems to have discovered a method for making his predictions more accurate. Instead of
predicting one processor type to be used, he predicts two. Instead of predicting the new
models will be released within a few weeks, he predicts a six month time frame.
I hereby predict there will be an earthquake in California that measures between 2.0 and
8.0 on the Richter scale and that it will occur during the next 10 years.