2011 iMacs & Sleep Light

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jony Mac, May 19, 2011.

  1. Jony Mac macrumors 6502

    Jony Mac

    Oct 27, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I remember the old G5s had a sleep light. I tried looking at the Apple store yesterday and could not see anything on the new ones. Do the new iMac's have a sleep indicator light at all?
  2. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Nope, the sleep light is gone since the very first alu-iMac.
  3. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I suppose it's pointless, but it'd be nice to have a little macbook pro style slit-light. It just looks cool!
  4. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2005
    I loved the sleep light; you always knew if it was safe to turn off the mains electricity e.g. for the night. On the newer iMacs you can't tell if the computer's asleep or if someone's already turned it off. (Cue hit keys on keyboard, wait, see if any response after a few seconds cos it doesn't always wake up completely immediately).

    It was a nice soothing pulsation too, and turned off when the screen was on. Apple really thought about that LED. Everywhere else there are/were superbright blue LEDs flashing and screaming at you while you tried to work.

    My parents love my old iMac G5 and we miss it! Hope to get it back for the spare room if/when I upgrade my current Alu-iMac.

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