HOW ABOUT APPLE MAKES A MACBOOK XDate: 2018-05-05
The MacBook hasn’t seen much of a visual change in the past decade or so.
Aside from the addition of a touch bar, the removal of a whole bunch of ports, and the omission of our favourite light-up logo.
Unlike the more popular iPhone, the MacBook has gotten slightly thinner and more powerful, while overall looks remaining the same, but the designer, Ludovico Campana, thinks that the laptop desperately needs a redesign.
His reference point? The iPhone X.
The iPhone X makes a great reference for a redesign, because that’s exactly what it was. An overhaul of sorts that focused on new features, the removal of the rather iconic home button, and the introduction of the bezel-less display barring the one notch.
However, Ludovico’s MacBook redesign takes similar routes, featuring a body that’s curved, rather than wedged, the MacBook X does a hat-tip to the iPhone and it looks less susceptible to horrible denting, given the lack of a sharp edge.
It also explores a more expansive display that has those incredible curved edges and absolutely no bezels. The absence of a notch means there’s no webcam on the MacBook X, which does raise questions... but none too serious, considering this is purely a conceptual design.
If you look down at the bottom half you’ll see the touch-bar is still there, sitting above what one can only say is a keyboard that feels much too different. Deviating from the regular square-keyboard, Campana’s MacBook concept takes on a circular key design, much like Lofree’s Four Seasons keyboard, which some might have conflicting opinions about. But, then again, conflicting opinions are all too common in the domain of consumer electronics… aren’t they?