Apple redesigns, hides iSight indicator on MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models

One thing that we noticed upon opening our MacBook Pro Intel Core Duo lids earlier this year: The little round black iSight indicator (which lights green when the camera is in operation) subtly threw off the visual balance of the top bezel:

The new MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo models have done away with that visual imbalance by placing the indicator light under the bezel finish: it only glows green when the iSight is active, otherwise, it’s not visible:

This is yet another example of Apple’s attention to detail that you’d never see from any other PC box assembler. As Apple states prominently on their MacBook Pro “design” page: No detail is too minor.

See more photos of Apple’s new MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo here.

MacDailyNews Reader “raddoc” tells us that an Engadget reader noticed the same thing here.


  1. How about Apple paying attention to the detail of sudden shutdown, freezes, crashes, exploding batteries and the need to constantly rebuild preferences?

    They spend all their time on a tiny light while Rome is burning.

  2. “I wonder why my iMac has to have that little hole. The power light doesnt have one.”

    for some reason, I thought that was the mic. Anyone?

    Also, on the portables, why couldn’t the light just be directly under the lens? or has someone already asked that? Sorry…a little hung over…

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