updated 04:55 pm EDT, Wed October 8, 2008
'Brick' MacBook Pro photo?
A photo of a new, upcoming MacBook Pro has been leaked online, a report claims. The model is described by Engadget as part of an upcoming refresh, and said to be based on a rumored "brick" manufacturing process, in which notebooks would be formed out of a single block of metal, using water and lasers to carve out details. This would potentially have a number of benefits for Apple, including greater durability and a reduced need for seams and screws.
The computer in the photo appears to have been hollowed-out, and is missing not only its keyboard but its internals and base. Some aspects of the chassis still appear to require separate assembly, as the ports on the side are part of a second unit. It is unclear whether the Mac is genuinely made out of metal, or again uses a mix of metal and plastic.