Macworld Expo: MacBook Pro Pics

Hot and fresh from the show floor (and quickly before it gets too busy around here) here are some quick pictures of the new MacBook Pro.


Macworld Nerd Update: John G. just tipped us off to the fact that Apple announced an exchange program for Developer Transition Kit owners. If you paid your dues earlier this year to get a Developer Transition Kit machine on which to build and test Intel binaries, you probably expected to send that machine back soon and get bupkis in return. Turns out Apple will now replace that machine for a new Intel-based Mac, free of charge. You don't even have to pay shipping! MegaHooray for Apple, and thanks, John!

Macworld Meta Update: If you check out the picture at the top of this Gizmondo post, you can see my hands on the left taking the very close-up picture of the power connector you can view above. Now that's Internet Trippy!


The machine sounds great, but the name is absolutely atrocious.
Anonymous Garrett Murray 1/10/2006 11:54 AM  
I have to agree, the machine is cool the name, however sucks! Does this mean iBooks are going to change their names aswell?
Blogger Dean 1/10/2006 12:04 PM  
iBooks will probably stay the same, I bet? I think they wanted to get the word "Power" out of there due to the fact that PowerPCs are no longer involved. A sad name though... but we'll all get used to it I'm sure.
Blogger Jake 1/10/2006 12:10 PM  
It's a neat looking machine. How the hell did you do that cool image thing?
Anonymous Tom Bridge 1/10/2006 12:15 PM  
Yep, a very nice machine, just ordered one for all my employees.

I can't wait for the MacMac Pro though...
Anonymous Mat 1/10/2006 12:15 PM  
It's possible they *had* to remove the "power" from the name for trademark licensing reasons once they pried the "PowerPC" chips out of 'em. I'll bet that was something Intel insisted on as well.
Blogger Mike W. 1/10/2006 12:19 PM  
The PowerBook name was created long before the PowerPC existed. I liked it and I'll miss it.

The new laptop is named "MacBook Pro" which probably means that the iBook will become the "MacBook" (that is, without the "Pro").
Anonymous John 1/10/2006 12:24 PM  
I'd have settled for a CoreBook. Oh well. I can see a market in third-party-unofficial-mac-name-stickers...

The keyboard looks different... is that new, italics on the modifier keys, rounded key cap edges etc etc etc etc?
Anonymous Stephen Mackenzie 1/10/2006 1:20 PM  
Awesome pics Cabel.
Anonymous Paul Stamatiou 1/10/2006 1:47 PM  
I agree with John. iBook will probably be renamed to MacBook. I do agree that CoreBook sounds better though.
Anonymous Joe 1/10/2006 2:01 PM  
I was wondering if you could tell us how hot it felt, how easy it was for the power cord to come out (how hard a yank on the cord?) and how long OS X reported the battery as being able to last, as I can't find any mention of how long it'll last on the site.

Providing the answers to the above questions aren't particularly bad, I'm counting down the days until I can go to the apple store and actually buy one of these things, my little 800Mhz iBook G4 is starting to show its age a little.
Anonymous julian 1/10/2006 3:58 PM  
hey, what is that mike-matas-designed icon in the dock next to keynote there? is that iweb or sommat?
Anonymous Mathew 1/10/2006 6:16 PM  
Those are some great pictures Cabel. Thanks!
Anonymous Dennis Bullock 1/10/2006 6:17 PM  
Nice photos. A potential bug with your image display script though: If you hover over the other thumbnails while viewing a photo full size, that thumbnail will replace the photo in the open viewer.

If that makes any sense.
Anonymous Olafur Sindri 1/12/2006 4:46 AM  
Oooh.. MacBook Pro pron :9~

So did you get to use it at all?
Anonymous Chris Brentano 1/12/2006 1:13 PM  
The "bug" Olafur mentions could be a cool feature if there were some way to mouse over the pics behind the popped image. In any case, a cool display implementation.
Anonymous nicheplayer 1/13/2006 8:50 AM  
I'm guessing the bug Olafur found comes from Cabels preloading. I suspect he preloads the image on.mouseover so that when you click a thumbnail it doesn't have to load the full image.
Anonymous Etan 1/15/2006 12:05 PM  
The dashboard-y zoom effect on the pictures is VERY COOL! I wish I had access to such wonderful web-foo
Blogger Wiley 1/16/2006 3:10 PM  
I couldn't agree more with the guy that wrote about the kick ass zoom feature of the images. I am currently building a personal image gallery, and, since I want the look but like to figure these things out for myself, you've just added about four months of work to it. Way to go.

Very, very nice. I especially like the JS injections to keep the code clean although it does make it harder to figure out what the Fs going on :-)
Anonymous Anonymous 2/10/2006 7:50 AM  

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