In June 2006, Apple shipped the plastic MacBook, available in both black and white. I received a black model at work sometime that year.
It was plastic, but at the time I thought it was beautiful. Little did I know that, at around the same time, a redesign of the Dock was taking place.
Now, I actually don’t know for sure the Black Dock was inspired by the black MacBook, vice versa, developed in unison, or just a coincidence.
Sadly, I don’t have great images showing the Black Dock, but here’s what I have.
If you ignore the overdone reflections, the look of the Black Dock is actually pretty nice. Sadly, I don’t have a movie, but imagine swiping over the icons and only having the icons moving, just dancing above the Dock.
The best part of the Dock redesign was how it felt. The platform …