New MacBook to have redesigned keyboard?

The current MacBook has been a big hit with music makers.
The current MacBook has been a big hit with music makers.

Those rumours that Apple is set to launch a new version of its MacBook in September are refusing to go away, with the latest speculation being that the laptop will benefit from a redesigned keyboard.

At the moment, the MacBook has a raised keyboard but, according to Mike Olson, an analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co, this could be about to change. Olson also believes that the new MacBook will be slimmer than its predecessor and might cost a little less, too.

There's been a lot of talk about a redesigned iPod touch launching in September: word has it that this will look like the iPhone 3G. What's more, the iPhone itself could be getting a new family member in the shape of a smaller nano version.

It's being suggested that this could be made available to pay-as-you-go mobile customers and be available in time for Christmas.

Ben Rogerson

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.