Miss the glowing Apple?

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  1. mac-jam macrumors newbie

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  2. seong macrumors 65816

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    Definitely not me.
    I actually hated it glowing in the dark room when I don't want to attract attention, etc. I'm happy with non-LED glowing Apple Logo.
     
  3. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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  4. crucius macrumors regular

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    I miss it kind of habit. I agree with seong, I don't like to attract attention (though with the new Macbook, even without the Apple glowing, one definitely attracts attention)
     
  5. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    This.

    How can I miss something I never see? The only time I see the logo my laptop is powered off or closed.

    In this respect, the change is great, as it obviously makes it feel more premium to have a shiny metal inlaid logo than a thin, translucent plastic insert logo?
     
  6. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    i cold understand this concept if i saw the glowing apple logo... Thats like putting the glowing apple logo on the back of the imac. While youd never see it, it would be a nice touch.
     
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  8. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    No.

    However... I'm glad the letters ("MacBook") below the display have returned. They got removed for the rMBP 13"/15".
     
  9. troubleonline macrumors 6502a

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    Am kind of indifferent. I liked the glowing apple but am inclined to think a nice shiny metal apple will be better particularly since as we all accept we never really saw the glowing Apple as users.

    Am more looking forward to having a glowing keyboard since my current MB is one of the first aluminium unibody MacBooks - the model before they had illuminated keyboards. That has always annoyed me much more when using in dark though not massively since I touch type.
     
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  11. French River macrumors member

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    Don't miss it. It always struck me as a bit garish.
     
  12. rezok macrumors newbie

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    Not really too fussed.

    Tempted to get one of those funky stickers that sit around the Apple logo too - maybe!
     
  13. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Don't miss it. It doesn't serve to add anything to the user's experience. All it does is say to everyone within eyesight, "Look at me, I own a Mac!" It's a hipster thing, IMO.
     
  14. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    That change honestly really surprised me. I like the clean look of the Retina models without it, but I can see the need to differentiate now that they're selling three models again.
     
  15. Dayv macrumors 6502

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    I was surprised that they removed it, it's become a quietly iconic part of their laptop marketing, especially with movie/TV product placement, but I don't miss it. It always seemed like it was more for the world looking at the user, not serving the user in any way.
     
  16. micqo macrumors member

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    Well, not much. New logo is good. I am afraid now just scratches. Logo is sensitive to scratches , and would be very unpleasant to look at them at all times.
     
  17. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Good riddance. It allowed the bezel to get smaller, the text was distracting, and the truth is I don't need to be reminded the name of my laptop every time I use it.

    On the MacBook it's a little better than it used to be, but still somewhat annoying.
     
  18. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    No reason that the Apple could not have been lit. I would have preferred it to be lit.
     
  19. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    I always that it was tacky as hell. It serves no purpose other than "look at me, I have a Mac"
     
  20. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    I believe that the lid would've had to have been thicker to accommodate a translucent, plastic logo. The MacBook's ultra-slim form factor prohibited this.

    Agreed. It's for hipsters in coffee shops.
     
  21. placidity44 macrumors 6502

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    I don't own a rMB 12" but i've played with the gold model extensively at bestbuy and I am extremely fond of the lack of led in it. It seems more seamless and subtle. I'm sure it also gives them a little bit of space to use elsewhere.
     
  22. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I don't like the new finish, I liked the glowing apple better. I had hoped that it would come to iPads and iPhones as some sort of notification system. I guess that won't happen now.
     
  23. Adolf macrumors member

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    Glowing Macbook logo

    I am glad the logo is gone this should result better battery life spec performance because no power to drive the logo.
     
  24. whiteonline macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad to see it go as well. However, no extra light source was used. The screen backlight illuminated the logo.
     
  25. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Either poor attempt at trolling or you genuinely didn't know the logo cut-out was simply lit by the panel display.
     

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