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Carbon Fibre MacBooks With Thinner Illuminated Keyboards Coming?

Carbon Fibre MacBooks With Thinner Illuminated Keyboards Coming?

Japanese blogsite Macotakara’s danbo reports that a source tells him Apple and Foxconn Technology engineers approached a Japanese company that specializes in carbon fibre production in mid-March, and requested some development samples, although the source said the number of parts is too large to be called merely “sample”.

danbo notes that Apple had already submitted a patent application for a”REINFORCED DEVICE HOUSING” product enclosure with layered matrix-fiber material like CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic), and hired Kevin Kenney who was instrumental in building carbon fiber bicycles at Kestral Bicycles a composite engineer.

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Apple To Reduce Illuminated Keyboard Thickness On MacBooks In 2013 – Digitimes Report

Digitimes’ Rebecca Kuo and Steve Shen report that
Apple will reduce the thickness of light guide plates for the illuminated keyboards in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models from 0.4mm currently to 0.25mm in 2013, according to sources in Apple’s supply chain.

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