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New MacBook Case Leak Rumors 243

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the dear-god-i-need-a-new-machine dept.
Someone noted that there are more macbook case leaks which look to all but confirm a new MacBook and possibly a MacBook Pro expected to be announced for later this week. There seem to be fewer ports, and no leaks of a 17" aircraft carrier laptop.
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New MacBook Case Leak Rumors

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 13, 2008 @10:33AM (#25355159)

    Apple hardware looks gorgeous on websites and when you first get it out of the box.

    But then the cheap plastic starts to discolour and your iPhones screen becomes a mess of finger prints even if you wash your hands between every press. Your Macbook case starts to crack a little near the hinges.

    Apple hardware should stay in screenshots where it looks pretty and nowhere else.

  • by plasmacutter (901737) on Monday October 13, 2008 @10:41AM (#25355281)

    Having owned a macbook with a much thicker plastic case, and looking at this one, I can't help but comment on how the form factor to case thickness ratio is very similar.

    The macbook continues to warp very easily to this day, causing the fan housing to do the same, and the blades of the fan to scrape the housing.

    Apple is starting to value form OVER function rather than form AND function. I'm going to be waiting a good long time until apple starts introducing stiffening trusses. I'm pretty sure aluminum won't be as forgiving of that kind of structural distortion.

  • Case leaks? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Jafafa Hots (580169) on Monday October 13, 2008 @11:06AM (#25355665) Homepage Journal
    Man, I thought for a moment this was a story about another dangerous flaw being suppressed and denied by Apple. Case leaks. Some mysterious goo or battery acid comes pouring out of your macbook.
  • Re:Sorry, (Score:1, Interesting)

    by not already in use (972294) on Monday October 13, 2008 @11:07AM (#25355685)
    Windows has over 90% of the desktop market share, and well over that in the corporate environment. Windows XP and Vista are far more thoroughly scrutinized. You can thank OS X security to it's sub 10% market share. If, overnight OS X jumped to 90% market share, it would be torn to pieces. Security on OS X is nothing more than a facade.
  • by IceCreamGuy (904648) on Monday October 13, 2008 @11:11AM (#25355747) Homepage

    ...$MS actually invent something they couldn't sue, buy out or copy

    Yeah, because everyone had things like Exchange Server and Active Directory before '$MS' (Don't you mean 'M$?'). Netware and Groupwise were great in 1998, but welcome to the real world in 2008 where Apple is still irrelevant in the business world and Microsoft has some unique products. Oh, remember how M$ completely ripped off System Restore from Apple's Time Machine? I don't because it actually happened the other way around. Microsoft is a shitty, dirty, underhanded company in a lot of ways, but you clearly don't know why, you are just ill-informed and like '$MS bashing.'

  • Re:Sorry, (Score:2, Interesting)

    by LWATCDR (28044) on Monday October 13, 2008 @11:11AM (#25355749) Homepage Journal

    I have dealt with the mess that is Windows for a very long time. Windows security has been none existent for a long time. It is just now getting to be one step above a terrible joke. Guess what? I work for a software developer. So I do know windows inside and out. It is ugly ugly ugly.

  • Re:Sorry, (Score:4, Interesting)

    by loconet (415875) on Monday October 13, 2008 @11:26AM (#25356039) Homepage

    I recently went back to school after some years of working in the industry. To say that people don't care if the computer does not have Windows on it is a conjuncture that might have had some validity in 2001. Now a days people are not afraid to leave Windows. I look around at most of my classes and 8/10 kids with laptops are actually using Apple! These are the same kids who in a couple of years will be graduating and going into the industry. I predict a major shift away from Windows. It has already started. Microsoft is slowly becoming less relevant.

  • by billstewart (78916) on Monday October 13, 2008 @01:22PM (#25358037) Journal

    It's not the best of headlines - my interpretation of "case leaks" was "it's dripping battery fluid" or "RF leaking enough to interfere with nearby devices", etc. That would have been worth a Slashdot article.

    But if the leak is just not-yet-announced marketing information, then it needs to be pretty interesting.

  • Re:whoopdifriggindo (Score:5, Interesting)

    by node 3 (115640) on Monday October 13, 2008 @01:42PM (#25358387)

    This is a website primarily for free software and GNU/Linux news though.

    Citation needed.

    That's one part of what slashdot is for, and it seems likely that that's primarily why *you* are here, but that's not a universal. Besides, even if it *is* the primary reason for slashdot (it's not, but let's just pretend), then if there is a primary purpose, there would reasonably be articles with secondary purposes, like this one.

    Some additional purposes of slashdot are:

    1. Gaming
    2. Sony bashing (this has waned significantly)
    3. Fawning over Apple (what this article is about)
    4. Security scaremongering
    5. Predicting the death of various technologies
    6. Tech politics
    etc.

    I know in recent years that has weakened slightly, but I think the release of a bunch of software that everyone is encouraged to download, share, study, modify, run and distribute is somewhat different to 'proprietary software company release new model of their $2000 operating system dongle' in terms of its usefulness to society.

    I agree. At least with OS X, society can actually use the system.

    I submit that more people listen to music, share photos and videos, video chat, etc, because of Apple's hardware and software and than because of Linux. Maybe some day (a day which perpetually seems to be perpetually just ahead, like a horizon that can never be reached) Linux will catch up or surpass Apple's products, but until then, Apple is quite important to society.

    On the other hand, more web sites function because of Linux than because of Apple's servers (although in this case, OS X is more able to replace Linux as a web server than Linux is able to replace OS X as a desktop OS).

    In other words, each has its place here on slashdot.

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