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Blackberryroid
Sep 21, 2012, 07:53 AM
Why won't Apple offer the MacBook Air in more colors? I made the corners of the display black (that counts as a redesign, right?) and added colors.

I love it.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/8008956680_be45b68944_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8008949039_caa3a9e0e4_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8008956608_ed46e8868d_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/8009051026_4fa5b0fb80_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8009050942_ee4ebedac2_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/8009066488_0f6152aadf_h.jpg

I think everyone will like this one:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8010687362_9d44a51d64_b.jpg



Blackberryroid
Sep 21, 2012, 08:42 AM
The pictures are a little too large.

Anyways, what do you think?

filmbuff
Sep 21, 2012, 08:44 AM
Yep, I'd trade in my brand new MBA for a colored one right now. I think colored aluminum, like the iPod Nanos, looks really good. I don't expect Apple to do it anytime soon though, there is something off about making a $1200+ computer look like a toy (even if a lot of people like it that way).

wolfpuppies3
Sep 21, 2012, 08:44 AM
Bad idea. It would take away from the instant recognition factor that the aluminum chassis has. That is so desirable that other Windows machines are trying to copy it to make them selves look like a Mac.

If you want a color buy a skin.

filmbuff
Sep 21, 2012, 08:47 AM
Stickers look like crap compared to actual brushed aluminum.

Blackberryroid
Sep 21, 2012, 08:49 AM
Bad idea. It would take away from the instant recognition factor that the aluminum chassis has. That is so desirable that other Windows machines are trying to copy it to make them selves look like a Mac.

If you want a color buy a skin.

Yeah, but I think they'll be offering the classic old design too.

Arran
Sep 21, 2012, 08:51 AM
You want to drag MacBooks into iP5's "scratchgate"?

Blackberryroid
Sep 21, 2012, 08:55 AM
You want to drag MacBooks into iP5's "scratchgate"?

What?

Arran
Sep 21, 2012, 09:24 AM
What?

You haven't heard the wailing and gnashing of teeth re. the durability of colored aluminum?

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1445493
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1448875

The mods are having a tough time merging the threads being created on this issue. (Of course it is the iPhone 5 sub-forum on launch day! :) )

iamsen47
Sep 21, 2012, 10:16 AM
IMO, a little wear and tear looks beautiful.

I don't really understand the pointing of insisting something that will be used (and used often) maintain a showroom look.

Here's an example, the transformers in the recent movies, the bots sure looked better with some nicks and dings on them. (Though I've always found it weird that the scratches would disappear in vehicle mode...)

Mrbobb
Sep 21, 2012, 11:20 AM
More choices = always better.

But no, I kinda like the current one, it's not Grey, it's Champagne Gold. ;)

To me color works with plastic, not metal, and am unanimous on that.

3bs
Sep 21, 2012, 12:55 PM
It's my dream to get one from ColorWare. I don't know why I didn't get one this time around seeing as I spent a fortune on a maxed out 11" mid 2012 MBA.

360465

3bs
Sep 21, 2012, 12:56 PM
To me color works with plastic, not metal, and am unanimous on that.

Agreed.

MacSignal
Sep 21, 2012, 01:06 PM
Color wouldn't drive a buying decision for me, but I think it's a cool idea. Probably lots of "scratchgate" potential with it though.

If I went for a colored MBA though, I would want a tinted backlight too.

FuNGi
Sep 21, 2012, 01:15 PM
Yup. I want mine in 13" of stealth black and a fogged apple emblem.

myrtlebee
Sep 21, 2012, 02:46 PM
The worst part about this is the hokey, awkward phrases in the pictures.

Mikey-Mike
Sep 21, 2012, 03:18 PM
The thing is: They have to offer us something:

Apple isn't going to put the Retina Display anytime soon

Therefore they should offer a black version of the MacBook Air just to differentiate it from the rest of the lineup.

And they could be "anodized" any color.

An anodized stove-top espresso maker: For example:

http://aajax.org/newfolder/anodized.jpg

PortableLover
Sep 21, 2012, 05:17 PM
A black MBA would be so amazing.

BigMcGuire
Sep 21, 2012, 06:29 PM
A black MBA would be so amazing.

x2... I'd love a gunmetal or metal black'ish MBA.

Blackberryroid
Sep 21, 2012, 07:27 PM
It's my dream to get one from ColorWare. I don't know why I didn't get one this time around seeing as I spent a fortune on a maxed out 11" mid 2012 MBA.

360465

That looks very un-Apple like. Too glossy and how do you even make the screen edge-to-edge glass?

If it was matte, it would be more Apple-like.

3bs
Sep 21, 2012, 07:43 PM
Well I like it and I might actually get one next summer when the next MBA comes out. The screen isn't edge to edge, the bezel is just black.

TSE
Sep 21, 2012, 08:35 PM
The slogans you threw on those pictures are pretty ridiculous.

And the colors you chose aren't ones they would pick if they did, it wouldn't be deep colors, more likely to be the colors the iPods are following.

I have been wanting a colored Apple computer for awhile though since the iBook/iMac G3 days are over. I doubt it will happen though.

Blackberryroid
Sep 21, 2012, 08:53 PM
The slogans you threw on those pictures are pretty ridiculous.

The funny thing is, I copied some of the slogans on Apple's website. Still ridiculous? :rolleyes:

TSE
Sep 21, 2012, 10:43 PM
The funny thing is, I copied some of the slogans on Apple's website. Still ridiculous? :rolleyes:

They don't fit the context of those pictures at all. I would be interested in what slogans for what products you took, though.

Don't mistake critique with insulting.

Blackberryroid
Sep 22, 2012, 12:19 AM
The worst part about this is the hokey, awkward phrases in the pictures.

Let's just hope that Apple doesn't hire me on their marketing department. :D

BigBernard
Sep 22, 2012, 06:29 AM
Let's just hope that Apple doesn't hire me on their marketing department. :D

There's no fear of that ever happening.

OnceYouGoMac
Sep 22, 2012, 12:37 PM
Only coloured MacBook Air I would buy is a black one. I would hate to be staring at a red or green one all the time. It would look hideous. And how could they redesign the MBA? It's thin enough as it is.

Just my 2 cents :)

aimango
Sep 23, 2012, 12:29 AM
They look weird :S I can imagine a black one (my friend has an old Black Mac) or maybe a white... blah.

They wouldn't do this anytime soon I don't think, it would be getting rid of the coloured cases market. :P

AppleFanatic10
Sep 25, 2012, 11:06 AM
I'd definitely get the purple one.

Blackberryroid
Sep 28, 2012, 07:09 AM
Yep, I'd trade in my brand new MBA for a colored one right now. I think colored aluminum, like the iPod Nanos, looks really good. I don't expect Apple to do it anytime soon though, there is something off about making a $1200+ computer look like a toy (even if a lot of people like it that way).
The ones I made aren't glossy like the iPod Nanos. it's matte.