Will there be black color rMBP next year?

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  1. raptorstv macrumors 6502

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    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

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    Paint it?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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

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  5. Shaunyac macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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:

    http://www.macbook-cover.com/10-51-large/black-macbook-pro-cover-13.jpg


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

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    Why? :confused:
     
  13. Ubele macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  15. Haifisch macrumors regular

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    Who cares.
     
  16. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    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

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  18. raptorstv thread starter macrumors 6502

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  19. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Go to that much trouble take it and get it anodized some cool color.
     

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