People familiar with Cupertino-based company's plans say the 13-inch portables are presently undergoing an industrial design overhaul that will see them reemerge in the coming months with a slimmer, lighter enclosure and restructured internal architecture to boot.Analysts also believe Apple may be planning to introduce MacBooks at a price point well below $999, by using cheaper/older Core 2 Duo processors and cutting features like FireWire.
It'll be the first time in more than three years that the plastic Mac notebooks will receive a visual tune-up. Introduced in May of 2006, the white and black systems replaced the PowerPC-based iBook and 12-inch PowerBook as part of Apple's transition to Intel processors and quickly became the best selling Mac of all time, according to statistics from NPD Group.
Apple overhauling MacBook design?
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 26 2009 @ 15:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck