Rumors over Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro/Air notebooks go wild. The 2012 upgrades of Pro and Air, expected to get official releases in next couple of months. We have just heard a ridiculous rumor that Apple may combine Pro and Air into a single notebook just called MacBook. Whatever it is, the most recent MacBook rumor says that the notebooks will be manufactured with the solid and rocky Liquidmetal substances.
Breaking up the rumor, MacTrast says that the new MacBooks will be made of the material, which is more solid, light and scratch-resistant than the existing aluminum unibody. Well, the Liquidmetal substance, which is developed by a team of MIT researchers and marketed by Liquidmetal Technologies, is an ideal material to build gadgets, medical tools, sports thingies and others.
Apple has had an exclusive license to use the material since 2010 thanks to a deal with its developer. The only product that has came forth from the Cupertino firm’s factory with the material is a SIM ejection tool. As per rumors, the rear panel of the upcoming iPhone 5 is to be solidified with the Liquidmetal.
Referring to an Apple insider, MacTrast further notes that the new MacBook Pro will mount Intel’s third generation Ivy Bridge chips and USB 3.0 ports. The first thing is almost predictable and it is expected that MacBook Pro will be the first device to hit stores with the Ivy Bridge microprocessor, which Intel has officially announced a few days back.
But the rumor regarding USB 3.0 ports may probably go wrong, because Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs was a stringent opponent of USB 3.0. Maybe, there will be positive change in policy and the company may integrate the much-wanted USB 3.0 to its new product line.