The big surprise of the Apple event earlier this week was undoubtedly… the new “space black” color for the MacBook Pros! In addition to this darker (and “more professional”) shade, this coating also reduces fingerprints. But is this really the case?
Apple has added a new black to its large collection of dark shades, in this case a new “space black” for the MacBook Pro M3 Pro and M3 Max. This finish was developed with the help of a “ revolutionary chemistry » (the apple firm is never short of big words) to form an anodized coating which reduces “ considerably » fingerprints.
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The war on fingerprints
Fingerprints are the enemy of dark-colored Macs. This is for example the case of the “midnight” shade of the MacBook Air M2, which seems to attract fingers as if by black magic. The “space black” of MacBook Pros has been specially treated to avoid fingerprinting wherever possible.
Waiting for the lab’s verdict 01net, the first handling of laptops actually announces better things in this area. Jason Snell, Six Colors, explains that the MacBook Pro chassis is indeed less sensitive to fingerprints. However, he wants to avoid exaggerating this novelty: “ you can still see the fingerprints, they’re just not as pronounced “.
This coating is not a “miracle solution”, he adds. For his part, Dan Seifert of The Vergeconfirms that there is fewer fingerprints », while warning that we will have to see what it looks like in the real world.
For those who prefer more demure shades, silver is always available. Only the M3 Pro and M3 Max MacBook Pro models – the most expensive, obviously – are available in space black. The M3 version has to make do with silver and space gray.
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