Apple will announce the new laptop later this week, but a handful of fans with a new MacBookPro Xserve battery operated fan in hand will likely be the first to get a chance to see it in person.
The new MacBook Pros battery operated fans are meant to keep fans in place and keep a notebook running at high speeds for a long time, but in the end it could prove to be more of a gimmick than a feature, according to one source familiar with the company’s plans.
For fans who don’t want to take the risk of a battery powered fan, they’ll be able to buy a MacBook Pro battery operated air cooler that’s part of a $1,500 package.
It will feature an integrated air cooler fan and will work with any MacBook Pro or MacBook Pro with an integrated fan.
Apple will likely offer these fans for sale on its website, but for those with an extra $200 or so they could be available at stores and online.