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    New Macbook Misprint
    Short and quick, Apple is misadvertising. Steve Jobs and even this page said that the illuminated keyboard would only be available on the 2.4Ghz Macbook. Why then does the 2.0Ghz Macbook also say that it has an illuminated keyboard? This goes against what Apple said. Take a look at the page for yourself.

    Apple Store (U.S.) - Configure


    This snippet from the Apple Macbook Description page proves what they said.

    Apple - MacBook - Features

    Even the keyboard is advanced.

    The MacBook keyboard is solid, responsive, and comfortable. Just put your fingers on the crisp keys and you’ll feel pure typing bliss. An illuminated keyboard, a popular feature of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, now comes standard on the 2.4GHz MacBook model.


    If Apple doesn't address this problem then people may be tricked into buying the less expensive 2.0Ghz model thinking they are still getting a backlit-keyboard. This has already happened to many so don't let it happen to you. If Steve and their description page say the same thing then the Macbook Store page must be incorrect.

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    Good point. I notice the store is offline. Maybe they are fixing that error.

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    Interesting, store is back up and that is still there under the low end macbook.

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    When you read the tech support it's says that it got back up light in the keyboard, not thats it only on better macbook
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    Is that on purpose??
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    I checked back and it seems to be fixed now. The problem is I have a feeling that a ton of people saw this, didn't hear what Steve Jobs said and bought it thinking they can get backlit keyboards on the low-end Macbook. Apple's going to be getting some complaints when these people realize the feature isn't there.

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    I'm glad mines got it misleading though

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    Did you order it when there was a misprint and got the backlit keyboard because of it? That'd be interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by livinitup1 View Post
    I checked back and it seems to be fixed now. The problem is I have a feeling that a ton of people saw this, didn't hear what Steve Jobs said and bought it thinking they can get backlit keyboards on the low-end Macbook. Apple's going to be getting some complaints when these people realize the feature isn't there.
    I believe now days people do research on electronics before they purchase it. So I'm sure they went to the store or did some searching online before they bought the computer. I'm like that and I notice from being on YouTube a lot that many people also do it but if you're one of the ones that just read something on the companies page and buy it without doing your research maybe this will be your chance to realize you can't always believe what you first see. No, a company should preview over what they put out many times before they do put it out but of course they're humans too so they also mis-read things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
    I'm glad mines got it misleading though
    Don't you have the 2.4GHz though?

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    seemed pretty clear to me. if i'm reading documentation on a new car, and i'm looking at a base model with a 2.0L 4cyl and something says, a paddle shifter is standard on the 2.4L "GT" model, i'm going to be pretty sure mine will probably only have a 5sp manual or automatic transmission.
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    It doesn't seem misleading at all. They say point blank that it's available on the 2.4Ghz macbooks, and if you look at the tech specs it specifies that only the 2.4 has the illuminated keyboard. I don't see the typo you're talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sevenhelmet View Post
    Doesn't seem misleading to me at all. I read the Apple Store's macbook ad, and then bought a 2.4Ghz macbook because I wanted, among other things, a backlit keyboard.

    The day the new Macbooks were released on the Apple Store there was a mistake that said both had a backlighted keyboard. That misprint is gone and was probably that day. It was misleading at the time for some who saw the misprint.

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