New MacBooks dropping plastic for aluminum
The white and black plastic MacBook could be a thing of the past if new MacBooks expected in October follow Apple's recent design shift toward aluminum.
The MacBook redesign is just around the corner, and further proof has surfaced that it's going to look a lot like its siblings.
AppleInsider reports that new MacBooks and new MacBook Pros have been spotted by people-in-the-know, and that as expected the new systems will get aluminum-based exteriors similar to the ones found on the MacBook Air and iMac. This will give Apple some consistency across the Mac notebook lineup entering the holiday shopping season; for years, the MacBook has had a distinct look separate from the MacBook Pro.
One interesting part of the report also suggests that Apple plans to drop the Firewire 400 port and the DVI-I ports currently found on the MacBook Pro in favor of a Firewire 800 port and a mini-DVI port.
as the MacBook design gets a little long in the tooth. The last time new details surfaced on the notebooks, as the introduction date.