Alright, tech enthusiasts and screwdriver warriors, it’s time to put on your lab coats and geek out with iFixit’s latest gadget autopsy—the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the elusive M3 brains. Now, before you get too excited, the insides are pretty much the same as the last kid on the block. But that’s not why we’re here with our magnifying glasses, is it?
No, we’re here to talk about the new shade of nightfall that Apple has wrapped these beauties in—Space Black. How did they achieve this look, you wonder? It wasn’t a simple paint job, oh no. iFixit, in their tech necromancy, reveals that Apple has been playing with light itself. They’ve gone all “mad artist” on the anodized surface, etching it to create a microscopic lunar landscape that swallows light like a black hole. This results in a finish so matte, it makes a blackboard look shiny.
According to iFixit’s Kevin O’Reilly, it’s all about those nooks and crannies. They scatter the light rays like a disco ball in reverse, sucking in the brightness and giving you that sleek, suave look that says, “I’m too cool for color.
So, the next time you gaze lovingly at your Space Black MacBook Pro, remember the tiny, uneven surface valleys that are working hard to keep it looking like the stealthy tech panther it is. And if you haven’t seen it yet, scoot over to iFixit’s YouTube channel, where they perform the teardown dance with screwdrivers and spudgers, all while explaining how Apple achieved this cosmic finish. It’s like Bob Ross meets tech, but with more screws and less happy little trees.