Apple rumour site 9 to 5 Mac claims the next big thing from Apple will be MacBook notebooks that use a revolutionary aluminum "brick" manufacturing process using a mix of lasers and water jets. The process will supposedly offer several design advantages, it should enable Apple to create super light, super strong notebooks with no seams and no screws.
Dubious? Definitely. But as 9 to 5 Mac points out, Steve Jobs has already experimented with space-age PC manufacturing techniques. Back in the 1990s during his exile from Apple, Jobs set up a factory in California to manufacture NeXT workstations. CNN then commented that the factory had "just about everything: lasers, robots, speed, and remarkably few defects." Jobs would be dealing with far greater volumes this time, though.
Apple is expected to unveil its new MacBooks on October 14th.