Macbook RED edition (legit photos)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Emrtr4, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    So I was on Digg and I found a link to a preview at converse for fall 2007 product RED products.

    One of them appears to be a product RED macbook and a note to those who say it is a colorware red computer, not only is the red a different color than what colorware offers, but also the keyboard and the side panels are not two tone white.
  2. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    this is like divine evidence. good find.

    /end sarcasm

    It would be cool to get a wide range of colors, not only red, but w/e sells. Just put Santa Rosa and Leopard out first.
  3. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    Clearly a fake. The Photos are not taken in an elevator. Show me the elevator pics and then I will believe it. In all seriousness do you really think apple would be as tacky to only make the out side red. Look at the black macbook as an example. Apple would make the whole computer red. Track pad, keyboard, everything.
  4. TheManOfSilver macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2004
    It could still be a special promo item (like a stage prop) used only for the general product promotion as opposed to a true upcoming product. Still, it does look legit.

    I just don't know how much of a draw a product(RED) Macbook would be.
  5. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Yeah, I can see a WHOLE bunch of those being sold...

    Actually, if it weren't so freaking expensive, I'd get a plain Macbook and have it done in a glossy black through Colorware. I like the Blackbooks, but the satin/eggshell finish is just a touch, I don't know, dull?

    Doesn't matter, I'm getting one, anyway!
  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    how does one know Converse didn't just paint two macbooks red to go with the other red props in the pic?
  7. johnee macrumors 6502a


  8. Emrtr4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    I do not really know if it is an Apple product, but it does not look like colorware to me, it could be just a bad angle of the picture, but it may just be a shell of some sort.

    The link you posted from colorware clearly shows that (as I suggested before) colorware colors the entire case including the area around the keyboard in the color in question, this MB is red on the outside with a solid white keyboard and keyboard face, they are obviously not from the same colorware which means the product red one is not a product produced by colorware.
  9. johnee macrumors 6502a


    yeah, you might be right. I'm not sure if colorware allows you to customize the case or not. then again, it doesn't have to be colorware, it could be another custom shop's config.

    But cool that you saw it! guess well see in the next couple of months.
  10. Emrtr4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    Ha, sorry if there is any misunderstanding, I did not see these in person. This is just a link someone sent me to these pictures, I cannot take credit for being there or taking the photos.

    I know lots of people who love the product Red ipods and don't even support product red but bought the ipod just because of the color (I would like to know how mucch product red money actually goes to Africa).

    The only thing that is odd is that the keyboard is not painted, but perhaps that is the final design and Apple thought it would make typing hard or something.
  11. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    I wouldn't call these fake at all. I mean we have seen this in iPods. So what would be so huge if they did it with the MacBook?
  12. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    As someone pointed out, there is not enough red. I think if they did it, it would be like the Black MacBook, totally Red.

    I think its a good reason to call these out as faked.
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I think that, as with any Apple product, treat everything with skepticism until the actual product hits stores. But it would be rash to immediately call these photos fake.

    There's could be any number of reasons why the inside would be white while the outside was painted red. I really don't see Apple's stopping production in at least one assembly line to mix up a special batch of red polycarbonate and manufacture exactly two (2) red MacBooks. Perhaps if/when the product launch happens and a production run of several thousand (or maybe tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands?) happens, we'll see the real thing, and maybe then the entire casing, keyboard and all, will be red.

    Then again... I personally like the white interior, and wouldn't see myself enjoying typing on a bright red keyboard very much. Maybe a red interior just doesn't work well when one actually happens to want to use such a computer for an extended period of time. Of course, this is coming from someone who thinks the silver finish on the keyboard of the MBP is tacky as all hell, but I got one anyway because that's the only color they come in.

    Also note that not ALL (red) products are totally red: the Red RAZR, for instance, still retained its metallic silver keypad on the interior.

    At the end of the day, I have my reservations and skepticism regarding the (red) campaign as a whole in terms of the philosophy behind it and whether it's really effective, but that's a whole other discussion for another forum. :)
  14. johnee macrumors 6502a


    It wouldn't be "huge", but it would be cool and I think they would sell a significant number of them. Imagine sitting at a coffee shop, ans someone sits next to you with a bright red computer. It would definitely stand out and draw attention to the apple logo. Everyone would check it out just because it looks different.
  15. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I don't think they're Colorware, nor made by Apple. THey're spraypainted or something. A real Apple product would have red inside I feel sure. But good find anyway :)
  16. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    There really isn't anything there that would strongly suggest those are anything other than paint jobs. With the Colorware corporate branding service, customers are not limited to the stock colors and masking schemes available for consumer ordering, and of course Colorware isn't the only paint shop around that can handle a notebook.
  17. Smurfed macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    Those are real and very much Legit.

    Freshnessmag only deals with Legit stuff. If there are any sneakerheads they can back up that claim :D
  18. Thi macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2007
    It really doesn't take much to tape a laptop and paint it especially if you don't have to worry about the screen and keys if you look closely you can tell that it's been painted and why is this such big news?
  19. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Not saying it's real, but it's not colorware. You can see that on the inside the area around the keyboard is white, and Colorware paints that part, so it would be red.
  20. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I thought of the speck case, but the one close-up clearly shows it lacking the groove/details the the speck case has.

    I call spraypaint :)

    An official red MacBook is plausible, but I think the palmrest would be red, and that Apple wouldn't let them out in this way.
  21. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    You're right.Also remember Apple and Nike have a close relationship.Unless Converse is made by Nike..
  22. aafuss1 macrumors 68000


    May 5, 2002
    Gold Coast, Australia
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Depends what you mean by "fake". It's looks like a legit Converse(RED) showcase, and is likely a 100% legit photo. The photos are at a 100% legit shoe-groupie website. Now, is the MacBook in the photo red? Yes. Is it an official Product (RED) item? Maybe not.

    Their aim wasn't even to show the Apple laptop, so it's not like they're going through this much trouble to trick Mac users. They're not Mac-geeks -- they're shoe junkies. If this photo was found on a simple blog to show us top-secret photos of the upcoming Apple MacBook(RED), then I'd be more skeptical. I'm less skeptical of a Converse product showcase with a MacBook in the background.

    I hope it is an official Product(RED) item, and that this was a slip-up by the photographer, who wasn't supposed to premiere the MacBook at this time himself.
  24. Jarcrew macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2007
    Cardiff, Wales
    They're obviously shells. If they were going to do this I'm sure they'd have dropped it the same time as the nano.

    One thing I'm sure we can all agree on, though, is that all those shoes are as ugly as the devil's face. Give me my pinstripe Cons over those festering lumps of mugly any day.

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