Will there be black color rMBP next year?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raptorstv, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. raptorstv macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    I'm already bored with the silver MBP.... the model has always looks the same for ages.. i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
  2. joshhedge macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2012
    Paint it?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This idea has been discussed a bit:

    Black MacBook Pro
    Black Aluminum Macbook Pro Retina?
    How likely is it that we'll get iPhone 5 style black anodised aluminium macbooks?
    Black Anodized Aluminum Macs?
    Slate Black Aluminum would be nice for the next rMBP refresh..
    That's pretty much a waste of time, as it doesn't matter what others think. What matters is whether your Mac meets your needs and preferences. Trying to impress others is useless.
  4. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
  5. Shaunyac macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2012
    South Wales, UK
    I work in a vehicle bodyshop, just a quick question as I'm seriously considering painting my retina macbook. Firstly, I'm guessing it would void my warranty right?

    Also, how far could I disassemble it, I know I'd have to mask the screen edges up, I could remove the bottom plate, could I remove the keys from below or would I have to take each one out individually?

    Also, I'd be a little worried about the speaker holes being filled in by the paint & lacquer. And I'd have to mask off the trackpad probably?
  6. 3soteric macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2010
    in a pineapple, under the sea
    Empty the thing down to the shell - paint it all over so you don't have to worry about missing edges, give it a couple of coats with primer first then the colour. then some form of protection layer ie car laquer etc

    Once dry rebuild computer
  7. Shaunyac macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2012
    South Wales, UK
    The only problem I'd see there is the product that you put on it will be so heavy that it'll probably clog the tiny holes that have been drilled for the speakers.

    Also, can the keyboard be entirely stripped out?
  8. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    this is too dangerous dude.... just pray that apple will release one for us
  9. mslide macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    Maybe you should walk around with a big "I have the latest and greatest Apple MacBook" sticker on your forehead. Then perhaps you'll get the attention you're looking for.
  10. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    ARRRrrrhhhhh... a Thnkpad!
  11. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Get a black case/cover for it. There are so many alternatives/ways to customize your devices. Apple won't release any colored rMBP, I'm 99.999999% sure of it.

    This is what I had in mind for you:


    I highly advise against painting your retina display Macboook Pro. Yes -- it will undoubtedly void your warranty on it.
  12. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Why? :confused:
  13. Ubele macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2008
    Yawn. Black is boring. It was done on the MacBook. I'm holding out for plaid, paisley, houndstooth, or a 3D picture of Tim Cook, whose eyes open or close, depending on which angle you're looking from.
  14. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
  15. Haifisch macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    Who cares.
  16. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    If it's the same anodizing process used for the iPhone 5 then I'm not sure it would go over very well.

    It needs to be a very durable coating.
  17. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
  18. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
  19. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Go to that much trouble take it and get it anodized some cool color.

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