No more glowing Apple logo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fyun89, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. fyun89 macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    The logo was an iconic design point of Macbooks. I had a feeling that it would phase out since the Retina Macbook, but it was confirmed today that it is indeed gone... Now that its gone, i would like to hear what you guys think about it.

    For me, I'm a bit sad. Steve Jobs probably tried to force the engineers to include it (or even upgrade it) although they added the Touch toolbar (which i think is the reason for the removal of the logo -- power consumption).
  2. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    They removed it because overall Macs have lost their glow.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Meh about this. The glowing Apple logo never really added any value or "experience" beyond being a gimmick.
  4. junkw macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
  5. fyun89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    A lot of people tried to personalize their macbook by adding skins that use the glowing logo. I think it is a "statement" design element for both Apple and the users.. It was rather an "emotional" feature than a "rational" one. And Apple had a lot of "emotion" when Jobs was still around.. Just my opinion
  6. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I don't think it consumed any additional power. It just used the light that was used to illuminate the display. I'm a bit sad to see it go, but it won't affect my user experience.
  7. DeltaHF macrumors member

    May 14, 2008
    Really, really sad to see the glowing Apple logo removed. It was a cool design feature that helped give MacBooks a bit more personality.
  8. fyun89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    True that it wont affect my experience at all.

    I think it had separate LED, or if else, wouldnt the display part behind the logo be dimmer due to having two outputs?
  9. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    No, it is just a cutout in the back of the LCD panel allowing the backlight to shine through. I never noticed any dimness in that area.
  10. WiseAJ macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
  11. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Well, "12 rMacBook let go of it last year so it was kinda expected. Yeah, I liked that glowing Apple logo because how it illuminates around my table since I tend to always be inside a dark room with the lights off but the TV is on.

    But the total deal breaker for me is the death of the USB-A alot sooner. Not wasting my time trying to keep dongles around. And I am probably more concerned with the removal of the SD slot and MagSafe than I am with the glowing Apple logo.
  12. exexs macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2015
    Paris, France
    I heard in the Cupertino hallways that you'll get it next year as an option for only 99$

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