Think that Apple’s products can’t get any lighter or sleeker? Think again. An unnamed source told Japanese blog Macotakara that Apple has “commissioned a product sample” made out of carbon fiber from a Japanese company to determine whether it could be used on an upcoming device. As AppleInsider notes, Apple has shown a great deal of interest in carbon fiber in some of its recent patent filings, meaning that plans to build a laptop, tablet or smartphone made from the material are certainly within the realm of possibility. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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