Next-Generation iMac: Quad-Core Processors? No Blu-Ray?
In a brief report, AppleInsider notes that it has received unconfirmed information from several sources indicating several changes from information offered in a previous report issued late last month regarding Apple's next iMac revision, which is expected in the very near future. According to the new information, the next-generation iMac may be the first to offer quad-core processors in the form of Core i7 "Clarksfield" mobile processors from Intel. Additionally, previously rumored Blu-ray support may not be included in the new models.
More specifically, people close to the Cupertino-based company have picked up on chatter suggesting that earlier plans to offer Blu-ray technology on the new all-in-one desktops may have been pulled back just before the systems went into product last month.
While inconsistent with AppleInsider's earlier report, the claim of quad-core processors does agree with information offered by Mac4Ever late last month, and the rumor of no Blu-ray support echoes a claim made earlier this month by Daring Fireball's John Gruber, who also had previously heard that such support would be included.