Saturday, 9 February 2008

MacBook Pro updates may reflect MacBook Air design style (mockup)

In late January, AppleInsider speculated that MacBook Pro updates were imminent, and that they would feature the same MultiTouch trackpad that debuted in the MacBook Air. Earlier this month, MacRumors stoked the speculation further with a report on new MacBook Pros appearing in Best Buy’s inventory tracking system.

Just for fun, Mac Predictions has put together this Photoshop mockup to illustrate how the new MacBook Pro may take its design cues from the style of the MacBook Air. It’s interesting to note that the “bulging” cross-section of the Air is also reflected in the new design of the iPod Classic and iPod Nano. This appears to be a new motif that Apple is rolling out across its entire product line. The advantage of the bulge is that it suggests that the product is thinner than it really is, since the product narrows at the sides to present a shallower edge profile.


  1. I think you have the "Apple Eye" in your predictions, as most of the other people predicting what's to come mostly get it way wrong design-wise. I enjoy your mockups, they're realistic and logical.

  2. I appreciate your prediction of the design fpr macbook pro. Is there any truth to this rumor?

  3. Hi ashoka8350.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Mac Predictions is all based upon guesswork for fun, with no insider sources. I think it's very likely that the new MacBook Pro will look like this, but that's only an educated guess. Time will tell.

  4. Graham, I think you are absolutely right about the next MacBook Pro being similar to the MacBook Air, which is why I am sure that the Penryn update didn't introduce a new enclosure so soon after the launch of the Air.

    My educated guess is that this should arrive soon after Centrino 2 debuts in May, most probably at the WWDC in June.

    In the meantime, congratulations for hosting an interesting site with great content!