Am i the only one who hates the glowing Apple logo?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kingofwale, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. kingofwale macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I work a lot at night, and the glowing Apple logo has always been a very annoying part. (Because it lights up the room and disturb everyone else who might be sleeping at the time).

    I even went as far as getting a leather case to cover the light up.

    Glad to see the new rMB without it,
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Uh, the screen puts off a lot more light than the Apple logo!
  3. Alloy201 Suspended

    Mar 13, 2015
    It doesn't bother me, I could live with or without it. I never found the Apple to glow that brightly to bother people.
  4. kingofwale thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    yes, but the light is directed toward me, not away.
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    Personally ambivalent, it`s ok, equally it can come off as being a little tacky in some circumstance.

  6. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Me too. Using the macbook air on a plane when the sun is rising behind the screen casts a creepy light blob inside the screen and is annoying. The feature was cool back in the days where the casing was thick enough to prevent that, but totally useless now.
  7. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    i don't the night the apple logo's illumination is based on your brightness, so not so bright, only if you set manual the brightness

    but yes i don't mind if there is a glowing apple logo or not, sincerely i would preferred the the "Macbook" on the bottom of the screen glow a little in front of me
  8. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    That would actually be cool, especially if able to be enabled\disabled. Sounds like Apple was purely going for size, battery, and screen on this one though, so anything that detracted from those was removed.
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Just put a sticker on it, lots of people do, problem solved.

    Myself that's preventing me from getting the rMB, between other things they have "taken out." I feel like paying more and getting less.
  10. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    The apple logo takes on the same brightness as the screen; so if your Apple logo is emitting light, your screen is emitting a lot more. Put the brightness down to 1 bar and it won't be an issue.

    I don't like nor hate it, its just there.
  11. Slicksleek macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2015
    Nope! Definitely bothers me too. Same with the screen and the general brightness level. Don't even get me started when you have the brightness set perfectly and have to plug in the power adapter ...
  12. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    That can be solved in System Prefs.
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    My glowing Apple is covered up with a case so... then there is that.
  14. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Agree with you, OP, I thought it was a stupid design choice by Apple (but I think the same way about tapered design, big bezels, and the omission of ports).
  15. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    That's ok. You can turn off the screen ;)
  16. ctyrider macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2012
    I don't "hate" the glowing Apple logo, but it's a 15-year old design idea and it's time for something different.

    Looking forward to a polished stainless steel logo - it will be a welcome change.
  17. afhstingray macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2015
    it is a little annoying, especially since i usually leave the laptop running in my room. i turn it so the screen faces the other way, but the light from the glowing logo still lights up the room. even more annoying is when you're giving a lecture/presentation and half the room is full of glowing apple logos. overall, dosent bother me enough to say i "hate" it.
  18. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    I loved it and I'm sad to see it go. I believe it has been removed to help enable the thinness of the rMB.
  19. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Glowing Apple is obnoxious advertising/self-promoting.

    Also, it shines through the screen when the sun is behind it.

    They could have made it more subtle. Perhaps an outline instead. Or it only shines when you turn in on or if there's a notification.

    Can't wait to get the new MacBook in gold. Gold may be obnoxious, but I love the aesthetics of the warm, honey-hue against the black screen and keyboard.
  20. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    It's ok. Kinda cool. But I feel like it's getting phased out, and soon we'll all look back on it and say, "Remember the super dorky glowing Apple Logo?" :p
  21. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    I like it, actually a lot. Plus its iconic (for me at least).
  22. Idefix macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    put a carbon fiber skin on it.

    choose a design that totally covers the Apple logo.
  23. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    So do I. So do I. I hope I can get my hands on one on launch day. I may have to line up if I see a line gathering outside.
  24. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Yes annoys me too. I put a sticker over it.
    I cannot stand doing obnoxious advertising for a company when I already paid them lots of money. They should pay me.
    Find a sticker that isn't shine through and looks pretty and put it on top.

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