Apple issues a big warning for MacBook users

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Apple wants you to be careful while closing your MacBook (Image credit: Apple)

It's one of the most low-tech laptop hacks around, and yet countless figures from Mark Zuckerberg to Edward Snowden are known to have adopted it. But now, Apple is officially advising against covering up your MacBook camera.

In a new support document, Apple suggests that closing your laptop lid with a cover attached can end up damaging the display. With video calls now a huge part of the 'new normal' (here's where to buy a webcam if you're still looking), privacy is no doubt on more users' minds than ever. But Apple wants you to trust its camera indicator light instead of covering the whole thing up.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.