Analysts expect the release of Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 next year will generate new sales of Apple's professional Macs.

Citing a recent survey of 50 Adobe customers, Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, estimates that 24 per cent of those customers will buy an Intel Mac within "two quarters" of the release of CS3, AppleInsider explains.

Adobe plans to release the suite by April of next year. The delay until then led Munster to describe "pent-up" demand for Intel Macs among Adobe's users.

He goes so far as to predict that Apple will sell 280,000 professional Macs to creative users in each quarter following the release of CS3.

Munster holds an 'Outperform' rating on Apple stock, with a $99 target price.