Apple has come clean on there being problem with noisy Power Mac G5s. The admission follows the leaking to Macworld of an Apple memo to UK resellers highlighting the issue.

The company now openly admits that "a small number of customers have experienced the issue". It added: "Any customers experiencing this should contact AppleCare."

One UK reseller told Macworld that Apple had issued instructions to the channel suggesting ways in which noise associated with the Dual 1.8GHz Power Mac G5 can be reduced.

According to Apple the noise issue with the Dual 1.8GHz G5 Power Macs "has been fixed in production".