Antennas built into a metal enclosure is actually a big engineering feat. It will be interesting to see if they could pull it off 100%, and if they have solid Wi-Fi performance vs older models.
Gold MacBook + Gold Apple Watch Edition + Gold iPhone . . . what was that line in the Jony Ive profile in the New Yorker? “He’s always been a bit bling.”
A bit surprising they are not using the Air name, despite being a similar thinness.
I was a 13" MacBook Air person, then became an 11" MacBook Air person. Will be curious to see if 12" is just right.
@HarryMcCracken: Goldilocks theory of notebook computer design.
12-inch retina display with full edge-to-edge glass.
A force click is sort of like a right-click without having to press a key or think about where you're pressing.
Includes the taptic engine tech from Apple Watch: "a linear actuator inside Apple Watch that produces haptic feedback. In less technical terms, it taps you on the wrist."
Presumably most or all of these features will come to MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros in a variety of sizes.
All of this iterative engineering that Apple does is in many ways more impressive in Macbooks than in iPhones, because there are so many tiny mechanical pieces--the keys, the trackpad, etc. You can see and feel all of the progress at play.
For the time being, though, this is the most fully-evolved Mac portable. Fanless design, tiny logic board.
Schiller is not wearing a Watch right now as far as I can tell, did he not get the memo or something?
I like the idea of this computer just being called the MacBook. Not a special sort of Mac--just a Mac. Maybe the definitive Mac of the moment.