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Apple’s removes glowing logo from new 12-inch Retina MacBook

Updated Mar 10th, 2015 9:40PM EDT
Apple Retina MacBook
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Apple may not have announced the long-desired Retina MacBook Air during Monday’s media event, but it arguably did one better when it introduced a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display. The new MacBook is impossibly thin and incredibly light, measuring in at just 2 pounds.

Apple’s new MacBook is notable not just for the features it has, but also for the features it lacks. Most notably, the new MacBook completely does away with the beloved MagSafe adapter and instead opts for a one-port-fits-all approach with USB C.

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Longtime Apple laptop users might have also noticed that Apple’s newest MacBook does away with the glowing logo on the back of the machine, a longstanding detail of Apple notebooks going all the way back to Apple’s line of PowerBook computers.

Thinness, after all, does come with a price.

So instead of an illuminated Apple logo, new MacBook users will have to make do with a chrome non-glowing replacement.

But hey, what we lose in illumination we make up for in new Gold and Space Grey options, right?

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.