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Wild rumors for next-gen Apple Macbooks include new design, glass trackpad

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:02PM EST

Alright, so a physical redesign isn’t all that unbelievable, but the presence of a glass trackpad on the upcoming revision of the Apple Macbook portable line would certainly turn some heads. The rumors are as-yet unsubstantiated, but we wouldn’t place it outside the realm of possibility. The new trackpads will supposedly be multi-touch, and support gesture inputs, both of which sound entirely plausible. The redesigned exterior is rumored to be fashioned out of a single sheet of aluminum, which should significantly cut down on weight. Other rumors include new 16:9 screens which would result in both a 14″ and 15.6″ model, as well as processor revisions based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform. Consider this heresay hearsay for the time being, but chances are good that we could see some sort of announcement or launch by the end of September. Let the speculation begin…


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.