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Return of the Mac; The Jet-Black MacBook

by Felix Omondi
Return of the Mac; Is Apple launching a Jet-Black MacBook?

The MacBook shelves have looked pretty dull! It has been years since Apple released a MacBook hard-core computing. Well, other than the recent 12-inch MacBook, but for Apple fanatics. The shelves are pretty boring. The latest MacBook Pro were released about 74 weeks ago, and the latest MacBook Air were released about 84 weeks ago. On the other hand, the Mac Mini has not been pimped in any way whatsoever in over 104 weeks.

Not to get too dramatic, but come on Apple. New Windows PCs are coming out every other week from all sorts of OEMs. However, could it be that Apple has not released any MacBook lately because it is too busy preparing to launch a bad-a$$ jet-black MacBook?

Yes, it sounds like wishful thinking, but that is the story c|net’s Sean Hollister is running with! Apple is supposedly planning to release a black MacBook, as black as the one it had on sale between 2006 and 2008.

At the time, the black computer looked like a gothic rebel in the midst of a shelf-full of all white Apple design; from white iPhones, to white iPads, to white MacBooks, to white iMacs. The black Mac was also among the first MacBooks to come with the MagSafe. The awesome magnetic cable that prevented laptops from being slammed into the ground whenever someone tripped on the charging cables.

However, the Apple Black Mac was not all that impressive; it was made out of plastic, and there was a big room for improvement in the lightness and thinness department. More importantly, it wasn’t the only black computer in town! So people looking for black computers had plenty of options.

Judging from the recently released jet-black iPhone 7, one would be forgiven to think that that was just the beginning of jet-black Apple devices we will be seeing. The idea of the return of the Mac, a black Apple MacBook is not too far fetched now.

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