Pete Mortensen, back on October 6, regarding 9to5Mac’s report that Apple’s then-upcoming new laptops were going to be carved from solid pieces of aluminum:
I’ve been talking with other industrial designers about this
issue, and they all agree that the reasoning behind the current
Brick rumor doesn’t add up. One friend of mine guessed it would
add up to $50 in manufacturing costs and might not be any stronger
or lighter than more traditional manufacturing approaches.
Does Apple have a game-changing laptop in the wings that will
reinvent the MacBook and MacBook Pro design language? For their
sake, they’d better. Will it be milled from a single block of
aluminum? Not in this lifetime.
What’s important to Apple about this process isn’t that it makes laptops cheaper. It’s that it makes them better at the same prices.
★ Tuesday, 21 October 2008