Even though we just got new MacBook Pros, the rumors of the next update are upon us, with a new report claiming that the next model will feature a completely redesigned case construction.
The above is a mockup circulating around the release of the 2011 MacBook Pros showing what a LiquidMetal MBP might look like.
Citing “reliable confirmation”, MacRumors reported on the plans for a case redesign, however, no details are offered on what changes Apple could make to the unibody construction. Personally, I’d be unsurprised to see the casing be made of LiquidMetal.
Though the latest refresh of MacBook Pros are just two months old, rumors of the next update have already begun, with a new report claiming that the next model will feature a newly redesigned case construction.
MR writes a report from iLounge stating that the newly redesigned MacBook.
AppleInsider first reported in February that Apple plans to transition its notebooks in the next 12 to 18 months and add features from its hot-selling thin-and-light MacBook Air notebooks. Major changes to the MacBook Air including instant-on, standard flash solid-state drives, slimmer enclosures, and the omission of optical drives are expected to become more prevalent in the design of many Mac notebooks planned for introduction in the future.
So, what do you want in a 2012 MacBook Pro? For me, a lighter, slimmer design, option to easily replace the optical drive with an extra hard drive, and an integrated SSD would do the trick. Sound off in the comments?