New MacBook cases revealed?

Prior to their announcement at Apple's launch event tomorrow, it seems that images of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro cases have found their way onto the internet. is running several shots of what would appear to be the new cases - these would seem to confirm that the new laptops will both have a brushed aluminium finish.

More importantly for musicians, some are saying that the photos indicate that the standard MacBook won't have a FireWire port on it. As you're probably aware, FireWire is still heavily used by many music technology companies - notably for external audio interfaces and DSP systems.

If the no-FireWire rumour turns out to be true, owners of the new entry-level Apple laptop will have to rely on USB peripherals.

Of course, this is all just speculation at the moment - all the genuine MacBook specs should be revealed tomorrow.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.