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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Why there won't be a red Mac

Almost as soon as the new red iPod was announced, rumors started spreading of other possible product(red) products (in red). Here's why I'm willing to bet my hat that a red iMac, Mac mini, or MacBook will never happen:

AppleInsider MacBook RED poll, with a mock-up

And another one, found via Google.

That thing looks absolutely scary. Both the MacBook's plastic and the MacBook Pro's aluminum would just look very off in red. They're also simply far too big for all that saturated color; a 15" object won't look candybar no matter how you paint it.

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Anonymous Louise said...

I like the look of the (red) mac!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Neven said...

A lot of people said the same on forums where this was posted, but the important question is if Steve Jobs will like it. As far as I can claim any insight into his aesthetic sensibilities, I presume that he doesn't.

Of course, it would be great if Apple could donate $100-150 per branded MacBook to the campaign, but there are other ways to make Macs (red) without painting the whole thing.

8:57 AM  

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