So, how far away are we from...

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  1. mcanadiensfan71 macrumors newbie

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    ...having silver macbooks with an aluminum casing, that are thinner and lighter?
     
  2. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    one light year
     
  3. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    My estimates put it more at one parsec.
     
  4. mcanadiensfan71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i mean really, will this come in january or later in 2008
     
  5. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    This is something only steve jobs knows. Whatever anyone answers at the moment will be pure guess.
    Hell we don't even know if the "thinner, lighter al Macbook" rumours are true
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    And then what will the MBPs be made out of?

    I seriously doubt that the low end spectrum of apple laptops will ever be anything except plastic.
     
  7. mcanadiensfan71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmmm... very good point, but im sure theyll find somthin better to make the pros out of, there is another light metal that is extremely strong, its a bit pricey but heck, theyll probabley use that on pros..
     
  8. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    This is something I'd like to know. Apple seemed to start going thru an eco friendly 'no-plastic' phase, wot with the new imacs and ipods made of aluminium and glass.
    I Don't think they will continue to use plastic with the macbooks, but then again, if they use aluminium for them, as you say, they will be too similar to the MBP's. One of my guesses is that they will use ipod nano style colours for the al macbooks, but don't hold me on that. In fact that sounds awful. :D
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    hmm.. then the new Macbooks will be made of hemp seed oil polymers. :rolleyes:

    You heard it here first.
     
  10. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    I might wait a few more months until they release macbook Quad cores with blu-ray and an encasing made of recycled egg cartons :p
     

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  11. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I for one welcome the new all-glass macbook! Just don't drop it.
     
  12. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Every time I get on to the MB & MBP forums I see the same threads everyday.

    When are the new MBP coming out?

    When are the new ultralight MB coming out?

    When do you think the MB and MBP will be updated?


    Search button.

    As for your question...nobody knows when there will be new ultra light silver MB
     
  13. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    Might want to check this page:

    http://www.apple.com/environment/

    "Apple plans to completely eliminate the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), brominated flame retardants (BFRs), and arsenic in its products by the end of 2008."

    I could be wrong here, but I believe that PVC plastic is a component of the Macbook's current casing. If that's the case (pun?), then I think you can expect to see some type of redesign by the end of 2008. I'm not a chemist, so I could be way off here. Maybe it will be a PVC-free plastic casing just to screw with you. No one knows aside from Jobs. He did make a big, long deal about aluminum and glass when the iMac was refreshed, and anyone who watched it knows what I mean, so that supports my theory. But, that aluminum and glass speech could have just been fluff for Apple to come off as more environmentally friendly in response to some recent criticism. We shall see. In the meantime, I hope the OP enjoys all this guesswork.

    -Ado
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  15. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I hear that... it will probably get pushed back 3 months so that iPhone developers have time to make a PVC-free iPhone. :rolleyes:
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    LOL.

    The new iPhone, made of pressed garlic shavings.
     

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