updated 10:20 am EDT, Fri October 10, 2008
New MacBook Video
Apple's upcoming MacBook refresh may have been captured in detail, according to a video recorded by the same Taiwanese outlet that also produced photos of the alleged top shell for the computer. The short clip shows what appears to be a partly assembled system that seems virtually identical to the MacBook Air except for the logo, including the webcam, trackpad and power button.
It's unclear whether the footage is accurate. Although there are no conspicuous signs of manipulation of the image, the thinness of the main portable body and the bottom panel nearby raise the possibility of the clip showing an Air alone. The keyboard area is notably covered up during recording for unknown reasons.
Regardless of accuracy, analysts and most observers anticipate Apple moving to aluminum for all of its MacBooks rather than the plastic used on existing models. Previous descriptions have also suggested a more tapered metal design for Apple's entry-level system.