We can only guess, but the 2012-2015 MBPs have a different material on that spot - there is a thin aluminium plate there (at least I think it's aluminium) on 2016/17 ones, and it's glass on older ones. But who knows, maybe they wanted to change things a bit. On the 2012-2015 the name was on the back plate, btw - and, in fact, it corresponded to all other devices (iPhones, iPads, iMacs - all have the name on the back - so perhaps it was a design decision for consistency and in 2016 they decided to mix things up again a bit).I was always kind of wondering this. Felt very prototype-y.
Never like it to be honest, just seems unnecessary and goes against the simplicity of the design; Macbook PowerBook is not too bad the whole "Pro" thing is kind of tacky and just as sales thing.Heh, you really don't like ANYTHING about the new MacBooks, do you?
Personally, I like it. It's the classic look, back again.
Totally agree. I actually thought Apple originally removed it from the rMBPs for design and simplicity reasons.Never like it to be honest, just seems unnecessary and goes against the simplicity of the design; Macbook PowerBook is not too bad the whole "Pro" thing is kind of tacky and just as sales thing.
In all earnestness, it was hardly ever in the face. The font colour and the whole plaster has been done rather marvellously that it never gets in the way of sight unless we are specifically looking for it.Sales and Marketing Vs Design I should imagine. Marketing would want the logo/model plastered everywhere while Design would want the industrial design to shine.
I hate in your face logos and model numbers. It’s one of the things that sets Apple apart in the phone market. While you’re using the phone you’re not subjected to static space consuming logos, which is the opposite experience to the likes of Samsung. I therefore applauded the decision back in 2012 to remove the in your face wording in the MBP.