(x) Macbook Pro pre-unibody silver keyboard - VAG Rounded {Matt V}

chimerical's picture

What was the typeface used on the pre-unibody Macbook Pro silver keyboards? They stopped using it with the black keys on the unibody models in 2008, and I miss it.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MBP_keyboard_closeup.JPG

Maverick18x's picture

chimerical,

If we're on the same page, the typeface you're looking for is VAG Rounded. As far as I know, that's still the typeface on all of the unibody "chicklet" keyboards too. I think they started using it some time after Steve Job returned to Apple -- before that their keyboards were set in Univers.

chimerical's picture

Hmm, you're right. The typeface on the black keys for the unibody models has remained the same.
http://images.apple.com/macbookpro/images/overview-gallery2-20090828.png

I'm probably thinking about the Titanium Powerbook G4 models' black keys, which do seem like Univers.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_PowerBook_G4_Titanium_close...
http://www.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/large/2001.397.jpg

Thanks for the type ID!

Maverick18x's picture

Glad I could help. Most of these I don't know, but I do know my Macs!

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