2008 MacBook Pro concept

Summary:The MacBook Pro is due for a re-design, this much we know. But is this the new professional notebook from Apple?

The MacBook Pro is due for a re-design, this much we know. But is this the new professional notebook from Apple?

2008 MacBook Pro or clever fake?

The picture above surfaced in an a Digg submission purportedly of a "new ad" (a version also appeared on NeoWin) and is hosted on an anonymous pictures hosting site, so I wouldn't hold my breath. But it does resemble some pics that were posted on MacRumors forums thread earlier this month.

Some people find the more rounded MBP design to look cheap, but I like it. I'd like it more if it shipped with a Blu-Ray drive though.

The conventional wisdom is that the MBP update will be released on 16 September 2008. The logic is that it's the Tuesday right after Apple's current Back-to-School promotion ends and it falls within the third quarter when Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer alluded to a "product transition."

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Update: As clindhartsen noted in the TalkBack the "ad" is actually a concept created by halfwayglad on DeviantArt...

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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