∞ Will Apple release new Macs before the holidays?

With its annual September event done, Apple is set for iPod releases for the holidays, but will the company update its Macs before the biggest shopping season of the year? One research firm thinks so. MacBookWedge Partners said in a note to clients on Wednesday that it expects Apple to release new iMacs and MacBooks “in the next several weeks,” according to a report on Barron’s.

Wedge describes the iMac as having a “thinner, organic design, likely with smoothed or rounded edges.” The report gives no indication on what they base that description on.

With the release of the new Macs, Wedge foresees a good quarter for Apple. “We believe these new designs and price points will help Apple achieve a 3 million unit quarter for Macs in [calendar] Q4.”