Purported video of new aluminum MacBook likely a fake

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Apple.pro, a Chinese-language blog and forum community that has served as an outlet for at least one authentic photo of Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro, has now posted a video (below) of what it claims to be the company's new 13-inch MacBook.



The video shows an Apple notebook that is indistinguishable from the MacBook Air save for the bezel stamp, which reads "MacBook" instead of "MacBook Air." Raising further suspicion is that the notebook's keyboard is intentionally concealed in the photo by a piece of paper, and that the notebook is not shown in its entirety. Therefore, it can't be determined whether the bezel stamp is off center (with the "Air" text having been removed).



In August, the blog posted still photos of an identical but empty display shell and bezel, again claiming the photos were that of Apple's next-generation MacBook design. AppleInsider compared the photos of the display shell to tear-down photos of the MacBook Air's display. Again, with the exception of the bezel stamp, no considerable differences could be detected.







The MacBook shell in the photos and video is also noticeably different from the one shown photos of another 13-inch Apple-like notebook, also published by the same blog on Thursday.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    This is a MB Air. No question about that.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    It seems as if it is almost certainly a MacBook Air and not a new MacBook. In fact, the video appears to have been shot in such a way as to disguise what it isn't rather than to show what it is.



    What a bogus waste of time.



    Whoever produced this obviously spent ages scraping off the word AIR. Pathetic.



    But then again, if we all visited the website and the resulting traffic generated advertising income, you have to applaud it. We were suckered for a moment.



    We really need Tuesday to arrive so we can get on with our lives now!!!!! Goodness knows what we'll talk about on all these forums now. i guess speculation about the MacTouch will then begin in earnest.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    kasperkasper Posts: 941member, administrator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by crocodile View Post


    It seems as if it is almost certainly a MacBook Air and not a new MacBook. In fact, the video appears to have been shot in such a way as to disguise what it isn't rather than to show what it is.



    What a bogus waste of time.



    Whoever produced this obviously spent ages scraping off the word AIR. Pathetic.



    But then again, if we all visited the website and the resulting traffic generated advertising income, you have to applaud it. We were suckered for a moment.



    We really need Tuesday to arrive so we can get on with our lives now!!!!! Goodness knows what we'll talk about on all these forums now. i guess speculation about the MacTouch will then begin in earnest.



    That's why we published this on our backpage blogs, not as a headline. It's clearly the Air.



    Best,



    K
  • Reply 4 of 5
    irelandireland Posts: 17,493member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by vagvoba View Post


    This is a MB Air. No question about that.



    Yeah, that's what I thought.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by crocodile View Post


    We really need Tuesday to arrive so we can get on with our lives now!!!!! Goodness knows what we'll talk about on all these forums now. i guess speculation about the MacTouch will then begin in earnest.



    How shiny/crappy the new notebooks are?



    you know you can hear the whining.
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