...had no idea they added a new feature to the Backlit Keyboard in June

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  1. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    I could be wrong, but I did not hear anything about Apple revising the Backlit Keyboard on their new MBPs that came out early June. Was this not made public for a reason or just small upgrade that needed no advertising? Or am I totally living on another planet and everyone knew about this? :p

    I checked one out for the first time today and.... now, there is a light sensor(next to the cam) to automatically turn the Backlit Keyboard off during daylight when you don't need it - to save battery life.

    ...it makes sense, but personally I want the option to always have it off to save battery, no matter the conditions around.

    I just found a reason to not want a 13" MBP over my uni MB ;)

    New MBPs Users (June 09 or later) - is there customization with this new feature?

    cheers,
    CrackBookPro:cool:
    p.s. ...this makes me enjoy my collector's edition ever more!
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Umm, all of the backlit keyboards have had the sensor.
    Collector's edition huh? Suuuuuure.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Always been there.

    Same light sensor the screen uses to auto-dim if you have that option enabled.
     
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    It was there in the October 2008 version of the MBP, and it was already present in the models before that (PowerBook).

    It's a feature you can en/disable via System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard > Illuminate keyboard in low light conditions.
    There are also the F5 and F6 keys to manually light the keyboard.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. crackbookpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ...wow, I'm an idiot :eek:

    The apple consultant at best buy said that is a new feature in the MBP 13" they just got in the store today.

    I feel stupid, but I feel even more stupid listening to the Apple consultant at Best Buy. Thought he would know better than me :rolleyes:

    ...my first guess, the guy was probably trying to sell me ....:mad:

    don't ask which Best Buy I was at? ...I'm not getting anyone in trouble!

    ...administrator, sorry for the waste of server space.

    p.s. Paula Dean is a lot cooler than this thread :p http://www.pauladeen.com/
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The guy was 1/2 right.

    It's now available on the low end MBP whereas the 2.0ghz UMB didn't offer the backlit keyboard.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What's all this Collector's Edition nonsense?
     
  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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  9. crackbookpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's nonsense - like my thread. I did it for it shiz n giggles when I saw a ton doing it in their sigs.

    ...I guess that means I'm a follower :p

    ......and the thread lives......:eek::rolleyes::p;)
     

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