Hoping to prove that they intend to follow through on their promise work towards a more “eco-friendly” corporation, Apple could be preparing for a major overhaul of their Macbook and Macbook Pro notebooks. The new designs, according to AppleInsider, will feature completely new outer shell material. In the case of the plastic Macbook, this could mean a shift towards aircraft-grade aluminum. A good move for the environment, but that glossy white plastic finish is ubiquitous with the Apple brand, and would be a tough look to let go. That said, the inclusion of aluminum, black matte plastic, and more could certainly create a more classy, high-end look for Apple’s consumer line. No word on when these changes might be implemented, so keep this one in the rumor pile for the time being, but it has been quite a while since Apple’s notebook line (Macbook Air notwithstanding) received any sort of significant design changes.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.