Apple may be bringing a revolutionary matte black finish to future iPhones and MacBooks
An exciting patent has been published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Patents do not necessarily make their way to market, but they do offer a glimpse at what companies are working on. The patent in question has been filed by Apple and outlines an 'anodised part having a matte black appearance'.
The patent, which can be read here, describes that the anodised part includes 'light-absorbing features' and pores containing colour particles to maximise the matte black effect. In essence, the anodised part sounds similar to Vantablack 2.0 and, by extension, BLACK 2.0 paint.
Apple claims that the anodisation could be used on aluminium, steel and titanium, allowing it to be used in a variety of applications. The company has not restricted its use to a product, so it could end up anything from the Apple Watch to the MacBook Pro and beyond. Apple has experimented with various implementations of the colour black over the years, but it has not sold a black MacBook since 2008.