Apple granted patent for light harnessing MacBook


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Apple has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark office for an Apple MacBook that harnesses sunlight or other external source of light to illuminate the display and thereby conserve battery power. The patent is for a device, a light harness, that can either magnetically attaches to the back of the MacBook or is built-into it using a translucent layer that allows light to pass through.

The patent details that the reflector will pass a first portion of light from an external light source through a translucent layer and towards the display screen for illuminating it. Patently Apple reports that this is the seventh solar power related parent that has been granted to Apple in the last two years, hinting that future Apple devices will be more energy efficient and could even run on renewable solar energy.

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