Anyone discussing the new iMac keyboard layout on the new MB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gutefahrt, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    I'm not exactly sure what you are talking about, but that keyboard has always been on Macbooks since they were upgraded from iBooks to MacBooks.
  2. triddent222 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2007
    Somewhere interesting
    God... don't they teach these kids language anymore?

    Anyways, by "keyboard layout", do you mean the chiclet keys ? That's been part of the MacBook design since its introduction in May, 2006.

    Argh, beat me to it >.<!

    i kid, i kid :p.
  3. gutefahrt thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2004
    No, I mean updated like the new iMac aluminum keyboard as described on Apple's website:

    The extended layout has a full complement of keys, including document navigation controls, a numeric keypad, and special function keys for Mac features such as brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, Exposé, and more.

    Of course there's no numeric keypad, but the remainder has been added to this keyboard. I'm returning a refurb MB that did not have this layout.
  4. Matteh117 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    Not really a new layout, just some keys have symbols on to show what they do.
  5. gutefahrt thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2004
    True, but I'm used to hearing every detail about new Apple products, and this seemed overlooked.
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    They might... they might not. Apple is really unpredictable about things like that. For instance, the MBP has gone quite some time with the Powerbook style keyboard and no maglatch. It's a reasonable, if minor, rumor, though.
  7. Josheua macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    United States
    I think the hot keys are something they are going to transition to across the line. The last one left is the Pro and I think we could see that (pretty sure) at Macworld 2008. Even if the new Pro doesn't incorporate the key design of the Macbook, the hotkeys and new functions should be there because it is apple's new "standard". (Mind you, I wouldn't count out an option to get the original layout or some way to set it to "classic" settings on the Pro for high end users who use the function keys for so much more than dashboard and controlling iTunes.)

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