From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, MacBooks look great. The boxy industrial-minimalist design is a perfect fit for Apple’s hardware, and the quality of their build makes these laptops feel like they’re worth a grand or two. From a practical standpoint, MacBooks are powerful computers with a mature UNIX-based operating system and a lot of software that makes it easy for everyone from at-home experimenters to professionals to create and organize their work. But the biggest reason that MacBooks are so popular is because they’re just so darn fun to use.

MacBooks have been around for a long time, and they’ve always been one of the most popular options for anyone looking for a portable computer that doesn’t sacrifice performance or functionality for style. Until recently, the only color options for these laptops were silver, gold and space gray. But a new rumor suggests that these machines could be getting a cool, cool new color option.

It’s possible that the next generation of MacBook Air models will feature a dark blue option, as well as the standard silver and gold. If that’s true, it will be a welcome addition to the lineup. The dark blue is a cool, muted shade that will complement the silver and gold perfectly and offer a unique look to these popular laptops.

As a bonus, the darker shade of blue will probably hide smudges and scratches a little better than the current models do. That’s a big deal for people who use their MacBooks a lot, especially those who aren’t afraid to take them out and about with them.

Apple experiments with a lot of different colors when it comes to its products, and the company has been known to test out a variety of hues for iPod nanos and minis over the years. Jony Ive was a big fan of these bold colors, and some of them may have been inspired by his work on the iPhone, but Apple has gone back to more muted colors since the departure of its designer.

There’s a lot of potential in this new color for the MacBook Air, and it would be good for the company to expand its availability if it can make it feasible. That said, it’s hard to say if or when this will happen. With the supply problems that Apple is facing right now, it might want to give its new models some breathing room so that they can hit the ground running when they’re finally available for sale.

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