So, iMac, iPod...MacBook?

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    i dont know if its just me, but im suspecting an ultra thin aluminum macbook, is anyone feeling this?
     
  2. MK2007 macrumors regular

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    I very seriously doubt it. Adding more models with similar appearance would confuse buyers. The MB stands apart from the higher cost MBP.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If Apple does an ultra thin alumi machine, it'll be a MacBook Pro because the price will likely be high.

    If Apple moves the MacBook line to alumi, it'll likely be in colours like the shuffle and nano.
     
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    Maybe, but wouldn't the switch from the plastic body, to a aluminum body, increase the cost of the Macbook? It may not be a problem, as shown with the iMac, but I'm still curious, if they are looking towards this...
     
  5. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well look at the ipods, the price didnt change, aluminum may just be standard for apple and theres no use in making it more expensive
     
  6. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

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    Exactly.

    Apple is likely working on one now, but I doubt we will see it this year. Perhaps it will come with the next refresh in '08.
     
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    Then I guess that's irrevent. What is still curious is when they will refresh the MacBooks? Mabe at MacWorld, or at some other event...
     
  8. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i think macworld
     
  9. GAS macrumors regular

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    To be fair, there is a lot more material in a laptop than there is in a laptop.
     
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    you're comparing apples to apples :p
     
  11. GAS macrumors regular

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    I always do that D:
    I meant laptops to iPods. :eek:

    And am I the only person who can see them doing different coloured plastics? Which would keep costs down but still let the macbook line blend in with the rest.
     
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    Apple seem to be shifting away from plastics, as we've seen in the latest iPod updates. It'd flow nicely if they made the MacBooks out of coloured aluminium, and the MacBook Pros out of black or silver aluminium.
     
  13. caffeeneaddict macrumors regular

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    I'm sure there will be aluminum on the new macbook but it will be in only black and white. Like the new iPod classic.
     
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    there will not be an ultra thin macbook pro we've been over this lots of times:rolleyes:
     
  15. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    were not talking about pros, were talking about the normal macbooks
     
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    My wife would kill for a pink MacBook! It's all well and good moving everything into aluminium, it all matches...but it's a bit dull. Coloured MacBooks would be good fun!
     
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    yeah, and the macbook is the only product on their line waiting to switch to aluminum
     
  18. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    they will be changing the MacBook to alumi because they are trying to become more environmentally friendly (pshhh... I love the current white plastic or w\e it is)
    And when this happens, it will most likely be in colors... which I personally dislike this idea, I think there sales will drop,
     
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    how will it drop?
     
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    Am I right in saying that the Mighty Mouse, Airport Express and Macbook are the only predominantly plastic Apple products excluding accessories?
     
  21. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    All of which I just bought. D:
     
  22. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yes, im talking about their computers
     
  23. kolax macrumors G3

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    Airport Extreme too.

    Was surprised the new Extreme didn't come in a similar aluminium coating like Apple TV does.
     
  24. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    oh it willl, by next year, all of apple's products shud be aluminum
     
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