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Apple has been awarded a patent to use the logo on the back of its phones as a notification light. The patent, which was first spotted by Apple Insider, outlines how the “adjustable decoration” could respond to events such as “incoming communication” or “a calendar reminder” by changing its appearance or flashing to attract your attention.
It’s not an entirely new idea. We saw a similar feature make an appearance on the Razer Phone 2 last year, and the Motorola One Zoom uses its rear Motorola logo as a notification light rather than a fingerprint sensor as in previous models. It’s not a huge feature, but it’s helpful if you want to know you’re not missing anything important while your phone is facedown on a desk or table.