New MacBook Revealed By Apple

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  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Wow. I'm not sure I agree with any of your statements though:

    It doesn't look any thinner as far as I can see, touchpad looks the same, I can't fathom what about that makes you think it would be made of aluminum. Frankly, it looks exactly the same.

    I'd love for it to be something, I'm assuming its not.

    First image result for "macbook"
    [​IMG]...
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    It looks exactly the same as the current MacBooks.

    How can you tell it looks like it could be aluminum? It's a drawing.
     
  4. atluten macrumors 6502

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    To me it just looks like the current MacBook design. I don't think it's a foreshadowing of what's to come.
     
  5. kovy17 macrumors member

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    macbook

    will this give us any idea on how close the release is...do they usually request patents after they have the full final design down?.....i want a macbook. It looks nice forthe drawing. Good find
     
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    [​IMG]

    I overlayed this over the real picture of the macbook. Exactly the same :rolleyes:
     
  7. ghall macrumors 68040

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    The angle is slightly different. Stop trying to shoot down our hopes you mean person. :(
    ;)
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No guys, that's the new MacBook.

    If I went into a store and bought a brand new MacBook, that is the one I would get...
     
  9. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It has a hinge design, and it takes after the MBP a little more, so it leads me to think that it's going to be made out of aluminum.
     
  10. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Yes, very good point. :)

    Uh...it's exactly the same.
     
  11. Telp macrumors 68040

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    What the he|| is a hinge design!? No one is doubting you...where just questions your every statement...
     
  12. atluten macrumors 6502

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    The current MacBook uses the same exact hinge design as that in the drawing.
     
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    That looks kinda like a model made in Google SketchUp to me, but regardless of that I must say it looks just like the current MacBook.
     
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    lol

    It looks exactly the same as the MacBook sitting on my lap right now. And the one I have is soon-to-be 2 years old
     
  17. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I don't think I'll ever expect Apple's entry laptop to ever be made out of aluminum. Aluminum is for the power-user consumers. The iBooks were never aluminum but the Powerbooks were, just as it's still the same today with the MB and MBP.

    Besides new pantents don't usualy mean they are going to bring out that model or design(even if it still looks exactly the same :rolleyes:) Companies do that all the time to keep other companies from releasing a similiar product even if they have no intentions of actually mass-producing it.
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This patent covers the physical appearance of the Macbook and it was filed in May 2006... :rolleyes:

    It isn't evidence of a new anything.
     
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    ------DITTO------
     
  20. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    Actually this one was October 2007.
    Poor OP had such high hopes
     
  21. dchen720 macrumors member

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    i just got my 2.5 mbp 2 weeks ago.
    i'll be frustrated if the new mbp is much nicer... however, i doubt if there's any HUGE changes...
     
  22. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Um, IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE CURRENT MACBOOK. Would you mind pointing out to me the differences between this patent, and the current MacBook?
    Case closed.
     
  23. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Same here, not really frusturated because i knew the new one was going to be coming out soon. I just liked everything about the current one i just got.

    But there wont be any huge changes from what I am hearing small things like multi touch which I actually enjoying playing with on the MBA and the MBP and most likely an LED screen which would be lovely, but I dont need those things I use my macbook for everyday basic things.

    its great to have such a smooth running piece of tecnology that does everthing you need to and more. Having the new macbook would just be more of a bonus lol
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    As far as I know, this is the patent that it came from:

    [​IMG]

    The last filing date was 10/07 (i.e. the last time something was modified, but generally these modifications are minor ... the substance of the patent is generally pretty locked down on first filing), but if you look at the bottom, the initial filing date was 5/06.

    Anyway... FAIL. ;)
     
  25. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Even Im guessing not many changes except a single sheet aluminum design and lots of tapering!:p
     

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