- Apr 12, 2001
AppleInsider reports that the leaked MacBook Pro case photo published over the weekend is, in fact, legitimate.
According to their sources, the battery will take up the the remainder of the bottom casing and the rectangular recess is a latch to release the battery. Taking up 25% of the bottom of the case, the battery compartment will also provide easy access to its hard drive.Although the enclosure shown in the photo appears to be a slightly dated prototype that has somehow found its way into the wild, casings currently sitting in Apple's labs are said to be nearly identical, as the overall design has not changed.
Artist rendition from AppleInsider
AppleInsider also speculates that the Apple logo will continue to be illuminated from behind as it is in existing Apple laptops.
Apple has been rumored to be working on new aluminum MacBook Pro designs that will adopt features of the current iMac and MacBook Air.