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MacBook with Glowing Apple Logo Could be a Thing Again, Suggests New Patent

by Everydays Journal

Apple has been making several design changes to its Mac lineup. Some things, such as the bezels around the display getting thinner, but others, such as a thicker body for a bigger battery, were welcome changes. Apple also returned the much-anticipated port in its new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Now, it looks like the long-lost MacBook feature is likely to return. The very cute glowing Apple logo on the MacBook may be making a comeback years after the company discontinued it.

A newly published patent hints at a future return to the iconic backlit Apple logo. A patent filed by Apple in May 2022 was published last week by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent, spotted by MacRumors and Patently Apple, summarizes various implementations of electronic devices with backlit partial mirror structures. While it may not give a clear example, an illustrated example would make the patent and implementation of Apple’s idea much easier to understand.

Apple logo flashing in MacBook patent

An Apple patent filed in May 2022 has been published by the USPTO and suggests that the iconic shiny logo may soon mark its return. “An electronic device such as a laptop computer or other device may have a housing. Components such as a display and keyboard may be mounted in the housing. The back of the housing may be provided with a logo. The logo or other structures in the device may be partially backlit. Reflective mirrors can be provided with reflective mirrors. The mirror can provide a luminous look to logos or other structures while preventing the internal components from being seen. In addition, the partial transparency of the mirror allows backlight illumination from within the device. Allows passing through the mirror… Allows.”

The glowing logo was a visually defining feature of the Mac

While the patents don’t confirm any specific features, it’s likely that the glowing Apple logo could make a comeback as the iPhone maker focuses on bringing things back. Apple removed the glowing logo from the 12-inch MacBook, which came in a new gold, non-lit logo. The company began removing the flashing logo one after the other, and now, all Macs have the reflector logo that doesn’t light up.

The glowing logo was a visually defining feature of the Mac. People could easily identify the machine as Mac because of the flashing logo. Now that the patent has been filed and passed, we can expect Apple to bring back the glowing logo soon. Apple, while you’re at it, how to get your Touch ID back like how you have it on the iPad?

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