According to a Patently Apple report, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has filed for a patent with the European Patent Office. This hints that the company is working on a new design for MacBooks. The report states that the hinge designed will be reworked.
New Design For MacBooks
These flexible hinges have been named “Living Hinge”. The new design for MacBooks will be processed “from a single rigid material”.
According to the patent description, “An enclosure for a laptop may be created from a rigid material having a flexible portion defined around approximately a midpoint of the material. The flexible portion may allow the rigid material to be folded in half and thus acts as a laptop clamshell. A top portion may support a display screen and a bottom portion may support a keyboard, trackpad, and the like, while an interior defined by sidewalls of the rigid material may house a variety of electronic components in accordance with conventional laptop computing devices. In this manner, the enclosure (or a portion thereof) may be created from a single rigid material, while still providing flexibility and bending for the enclosure.”
In light of the new design for MacBooks speculations, earlier reports had surfaced online that the company will be producing a new lighter version of MacBooks.
A 9to5Mac report had noted that the tech has been codenamed “Star”. It also apparently has a model name as N84. It is also the company first ever MacBook to run on an ARM processor. Apple MacBooks use Intel chips since 2006.
The Apple ‘Star’ device is probably in the middle of its early stages. It is being made by Pegatron. The company has worked with the tech giant on making some iOS gadgets as well. The company has already received a few testing units in its main office. It is being alleged that they have been in production since January 2018.
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