Not too long ago you couldn’t put much stock in rumors about Apple products. Times are little different. They’ve kept up on the processors and circuitry for MacBook Air and 13″ Pro lines at a reasonable clip. New rumors are out that seem very plausible regarding changes to the design of MacBooks. If this is the case, it could represent a real sea-change in what people expect in computer design.
Rumors concern touch-screen based function keys. E-ink technology for keyboard keys. That’s all most people know. If the past is any indication, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
I will admit that I am not too intrigued with these types of changes, but I will also admit to have been quietly impressed with some of the designs that have emerged from Apple. The refresh of the MacBook line with the Core M processors to produce a super thin laptop was very interesting. I now see the benefits of the Retina display. I am now hoping that they’ll not only have a superb design and performance update for the MacBook Pro refresh.
Whatever the case may be, the announcement of new MacBooks will be a strategic setup for the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone in 2017. MacBooks are the primary fuel for iOS App creation across iPhone, iPad, and TV and WatchOS. It will be interesting to see what comes.