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Apple may be bringing a revolutionary matte black finish to future iPhones and MacBooks

Apple has not released a black MacBook in over a decade. (Image source: Colorware)
Apple has not released a black MacBook in over a decade. (Image source: Colorware)
A patent has revealed Apple's novel way of reproducing a matte black effect on aluminium, steel and titanium. The anodised coating could be used in multiple applications, including iPhones, MacBooks, iPads and Watches.

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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.

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Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
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Alex Alderson, 2020-12- 6 (Update: 2020-12- 6)