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Next MacBook Pro to Get New Case Design


MacRumors has heard reliable confirmation that the next revision of Apple's MacBook Pro line will utilize a new case design for the first time in several years.

The possibility of a new case design was first revealed by iLounge in February just before the early 2011 MacBook Pros were released. iLounge described the most recent updates as the last "incremental" update before an all-new MacBook Pro design.

Next year is the year when Apple will introduce an all new design for the MacBook Pro product family, which is already under development at Quanta in Taiwan. It's being described as a big, "milestone" release for the Pro family, as compared with the speed bump features that will be introduced in [February's] models.

The last time the MacBook Pro was redesigned was in late 2008 with the introduction of the unibody MacBook Pro. The unibody MacBook Pro design which remains in use today offers an iMac-inspired design with a black-bezel and aluminum unibody casing. Unfortunately, we have no specifics on what the next MacBook Pro might look like, though many have previously speculated that Apple will take cues from the MacBook Air line.

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39 months ago
Bye bye built in Superdrive. I'll look back fondly at the five times I used you in the past three years.
Rating: 23 Positives
39 months ago

Hilarious to all those people who jumped on the THUNDERBOLT bandwagon. No thunderbolt devices yet and they have the hideous old case design.

:rolleyes:


That's just idiotic. I upgraded from a 2006 MB to a 2011 15" i7, to say I'm satisfied is an understatement. Hideous it is not even near - I've played with the new designs before but nothing comes close to it sitting on your desk.

You're getting all pissy over something that's just a rumour and you don't even know if you're going to like it or not!
Rating: 13 Positives
39 months ago

Hilarious to all those people who jumped on the THUNDERBOLT bandwagon. No thunderbolt devices yet and they have the hideous old case design.

:rolleyes:


Most people bought the current model for the SB CPU's, nothing to do with thunderbolt. Hideous? Erm subjectively the best looking laptops in production. Go troll somewhere else.
Rating: 10 Positives
39 months ago
BlackBook Pro? *fingers crossed*
Rating: 9 Positives
39 months ago

Hilarious to all those people who jumped on the THUNDERBOLT bandwagon. No thunderbolt devices yet and they have the hideous old case design.

:rolleyes:


Erm...i'm guessing they bought it for Quad-Core/AMD 6750 rather than Thunderbolt. Also really? hideous?
Rating: 9 Positives
39 months ago

Hilarious to all those people who jumped on the THUNDERBOLT bandwagon. No thunderbolt devices yet and they have the hideous old case design.

:rolleyes:


But they have an i7, 13 inch machine. :confused:
Rating: 8 Positives
39 months ago
Mac rumors are like busses. You wait forever for one to come along and then several pop up at once.
Rating: 7 Positives
39 months ago

I'm honestly hoping Apple doesn't release a black Macbook Pro, to me one of the key features of a macbook is being able to recognize it immediately as a Mac. Unless Apple gives the blackbook some signature styling, which by the way I'm sure they will, I wont want to see it.


How about putting a glowing fruit in the middle of the lid? That might be distinctive....
Rating: 6 Positives
39 months ago
The only thing I can think of is the removal of the optical drive.
Rating: 6 Positives
39 months ago
The unibody was already a giant leap forward. How much better can Apple get?

I'm more interested in the specifications, and hardware (electronics) not so much the casing.
Rating: 6 Positives

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