Intel on Wednesday unveiled a new toolset for upgrading the latest version of Apple's operating system, Leopard.

The new toolset was perfected for Apple's Leopard and Xcode 3.0 development environment which was launched last month.

The combination of Apple and Intel enables developers to take advantage of Intel multi-core processors inside Mac computers, said Intel.

Intel's software works well in our Xcode environment, and the Intel engineering team does a great job supporting our Apple engineers and Mac OS X developers, said Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior Vice President of software engineering.

Intel released Mac OS X tool suite in January 2006 and is currently used by many development teams in Apple, Adobe Systems and Autodesk.