An image was recently posted to MacRumors’ forums by a “macrumors newbie” named “greenrabbit.”
Is this the first pre-Macworld Expo leaked image of Apple’s rumored ultra-thin subportable, complete with a nice wide trackpad loaded with multi-touch goodness? For some, that giant wide single button might raise the red flag of fake; it just doesn’t seem to make Apple-sense design-wise to us. It’s “non-Ivesian,” if you will — unless it has new uses previously unseen (for example, perhaps the left and right sides rock on a central pivot, so the button can have multiple uses. We call dibs on that idea, Apple, but it’s available for purchase). All that naysaying said, now watch them release it just like that on the 15th.
It’s that time of the year. So, real or fake, what do you think?
MacDailyNews Take: Perhaps “greenrabbit” should have named him or herself “whiterabbit,” instead.
If this is fake it’s one of the more plausible ones I’ve seen
If it’s real then let the drooling begin.
There’s a floppy on his desk. This guy really is ahead of the curve.
big al, what floppy? that’s business card or something
If thats it, I think its rather boring.
Subnotebook mac, like subprimes ?
look at the width of the touch pad??
I was going to say fake, but with the recent leaks lately, who knows?
Boring I want it in black or gunmetal.
I don’t buy it, simply because there’s nothing in the new model that couldn’t be taken from an existing model and used in photoshop to create this fake photo.
It’s just hard for me to believe that Apple would have been working for so long on something that so closely resembles old products that have been around for years now.
A wider trackpad is hardly a revolutionary feature…
Ergonomically the wide button does make sense. It enables you to easily click no matter where your hand is on the trackpad.
Apple planted this one
Anything located under a notebook would be, of course, subnotebook. In that case, I already have a subnotebook desk!
If this is real, wouldn’t this have to be sitting on someone’s desk at Apple? It would be pretty easy to track down the culprit I would think. I doubt there are very many floating around and they’re going to be keeping a really close watch on those that are.
I’ll buy that for a dollar!
Why in the world do sites fall for this each time. If that was real, there would be 100 clear and pristine photos of it. For heaven’s sake, we even take 20 pictures of the boxes.