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Apple Could Be Making The Logo On The Back Of Future iPhones Customizable
By Mikelle Leow, 28 Sep 2019
Image via ViktoriyaFivko / Shutterstock.com
Apple’s logo has been sitting on the backs of its devices for years, so much so that it’s become a status symbol. A new patent filing by the company suggests that the icon might no longer just sit and look pretty in the future—in fact, it can be put to practical use, such as to alert users of notifications.
According to an application uploaded by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, Apple is considering making the decorative elements of its products more customizable, such that users can change the colors of its devices’ rears or tweak the logo.
The feature could be built with a transparent layer and a customizable component that lets users alter the tint of the layer, in addition to making it look hazy, reflective, or adjusted to show various effects or opacities. The decoration’s appearance could be toggled under the device’s Settings screen to perhaps have the logo glow in a reflective purple or your preferred color, or even have it “hidden.”
The personalizable decorations won’t just be for aesthetic purposes, but they can be tweaked for practical use too. For instance, they can vary in color or effects to alert users of different types of notifications like incoming calls or text messages.
The application isn’t just being considered for iPhones, but also other Apple products with the logo on their rears like iPads and MacBooks.
However, there’s no guarantee this idea will pan out. Apple frequently files patents for competitive and legal leverage, and many of those have not come to fruition yet.
[via AppleInsider, cover image via ViktoriyaFivko / Shutterstock.com]
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