RUMOR: Apple ordering large number of carbon fiber parts for new mystery product

“Apple is said to have ordered a large number of parts made of carbon fiber, hinting that a new product may be made of the durable-yet-lightweight material,” AppleInsider reports.

“The rumored details come from an anonymous source who spoke with Japanese blog Macotakara,” AppleInsider reports. “In a report published on Wednesday, author “danbo” said that Apple has requested the carbon fiber samples from a Japanese company which began production with the material in mid-March.”

AppleInsider reports, “Information on what Apple apparently ordered is unknown, but the source reportedly said that the number of parts ordered by Apple are too great to be called simply a ‘sample.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hmmm, Next-gen iPads and/or MacBook Air/Pro models?


  1. Tim Cook, on MPs at WWDC:

    “Our pro customers are really important to us…don’t worry as we’re working on something really great for later next year.”

    Maybe new MacPros? {we can dream at least]

    1. YES. The rumor mill for the next iPhone (5S? or 6?) is already behind schedule! The iPhone 5 has been shipping for a week and people have had them in hand for five days already! Where are my “next iPhone” rumors? I’m going through withdrawal here!

  2. I didn’t know carbon fiber, CF, was durable. I just thought it was strong and lite.

    Production samples doesn’t mean anything. I’m sure Apple requests dozens of materials samples every month. Further, CF comes in rolls or sheets. You have to make your own mold then autoclave it.

  3. Foxconn riot shields — for workers
    Balmer 4 ever iPhone covers
    iPad stylus or kick stand
    ________ for President campaign button communicators
    Apple shaped optical disk tray or mouse for Mac Pro
    Bluetooth beer coaster and iTV track pad.
    iBuddy, your very personal assistant

  4. For the iMac, Mac Pro coffin? I hope so. Kill the trucks.
    I’m tired of rumors. Who cares? Enjoy your life and your Apple products… then just wait and watch the video event.
    We need peace of mind not rumor$.

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