RUMOR: Apple to deploy new case design for next-gen MacBook Pro

“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,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.

“The last time the MacBook Pro was redesigned was in late 2008 with the introduction of the unibody MacBook Pro,” Kim reports. “The unibody MacBook Pro design which remains in use today offers an iMac-inspired design with a black-bezel and aluminum unibody casing.”

Kim reports, “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.”

Full article here.


  1. I honestly don’t see any problem with the current MBP design. But then, I’ve thought that before, only to be pleasantly surprised by the next redesign. Even so, Apple have already raised the bar pretty dang high. I guess we’ll find out eventually!

    1. Yep, rumors of carbon fibre and Apple even hiring CF specialists have been swirling around for years.

      The uni-body MBPs are really beautifully designed and built, so Apple would really have to do something pretty spectacular as a follow up! My only worry about a carbon fibre shell would be heat dissipation. The uni-body is one giant heat sink.

  2. “…though many have previously speculated that Apple will take cues from the MacBook Air line.”

    If you know anything about AppleSpeak, then you know Apple has already said as much. Watch the MacBook Air videos and see.

    “We set a really high bar for what people should expect a Mac to be.”

    “You get incredible displays…fast CPUs…great flash storage…great graphic performance. All in something that’s really small and light and really affordable.”

    “All of this amazing value…it’s really the future of the notebook.”

    Way to stick your neck out while “speculating”.

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