Will the APPLE logo light up?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DotCom2, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    Anybody know if the Apple logo on the back of the iPad lights up?
    I don't want to block it with a dark case if it does. :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    NO.

    [​IMG]

    Unless there is an efficient way to light black surfaces, which are existing, but the iMac Apple doesn't light up either, nor does the iPhone.
     
  3. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Too bad because that would be really cool if it did and good advertising for Apple if it did.
    :(
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    and it would kill battery and cause heating problems. also since this thing is ment to be on its back a light up :apple: wouldnt be the best idea
     
  5. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Yes that little novelty while nice, is a draw on a very finally tuned battery. MacBook's can afford it, the iPad not so much.
     
  6. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Uhm.... look again. It causes no extra battery consumption on the laptops - the illuminated Apple on the Macbooks are lit by the LCD backlight.

    However in the iPad - like the iPhone and the iMac, there's a logic board in the way between LCD and caseback, so that wouldn't be an option, no ;)
     
  7. Doju macrumors 68000

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    It kills no battery whatsoever.

    On the MacBooks, where Apple does it the apple is just lit up from the light from the screen (it's transparent and really close to the screen, so it just shines through).
     
  8. goobot macrumors 603

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    i know but if they were to put it in a ipad it cant just shine through. it needs power since the other parts are blocking the light
     
  9. Spudracer macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much at the bottom of my priority list for the device since I plan to spend the majority (all) of my time staring at the other side of the iPad.
     
  10. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    The Apple logo is where the WiFi antennae are located.
     
  11. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    Not on the new led screens though.
     
  12. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    Is that TRUE? That is clever!
     
  13. saving107 macrumors 603

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    same as the new iMac's.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. robanga macrumors 68000

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    This was my impression as well. I thought on the new LED screens, since there was no fluorescent lamp, the logo was independently lit. If it truly all comes from the backlight that is interesting. I learned something new if so.
     
  15. thejakill macrumors 6502

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    What??????? The apple doesn't even light up?

    How are they allowed to sell this thing?

    I'm cancelling my pre-order and getting a courier.
     
  16. macduke macrumors 604

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    Hmmm. I kind of want to cancel my iPad reservation and buy an iMac. Then I will remove the stand, remove the dvd drive, and replace it with a battery. Then I will put a touch screen in it. I'll call it the iPad Pro and nobody else can have one. NOBODY.
     
  17. Blakeco123 macrumors regular

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    thats actually kind of a cool idea:D
     
  18. MikeTemple macrumors member

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    And just think of the free workout to your biceps, too!:p
     
  19. brinatech.com macrumors member

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    I'm sure someone will hack the ipad to light up the apple logo. I know someone actually fitted a verizon mifi device into an wifi ipad to get 3g service. In my opinion would rather use the battery for something more useful.
     

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