Apple working on carbon fibre MacBooks?

Engineer with carbon fibre background clocks in at Apple

Could we be about to see a slew of new-look Apple products?

Apple has hired a new engineer with a background in carbon fibre, setting off rampant rumours that the Cupertino company is all set to release a string of new kit using the composite material.

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Kevin Kenney has taken the role of Senior Composites Engineer at Apple. He’s already been involved with Jobs and co, his name appearing on a 2009 patent for what appears to be a carbon fibre iPad. He has also built carbon fibre bikes in the past.

Rumours of a carbon fibre Mac have gathered pace before, with the current MacBook Air the subject of such speculation. While the Air remains a mainly aluminium device, it doesn’t seem to much of a stretch that Kenney will be focusing on rejigging the current metal frames of the MacBook Pro range, as well as looking to lighten the load of the iPhone and iPad.

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Via 9to5mac