Ben Brooks on the missing battery life indicators and sleep light on the new MacBook Pro:
I think removing lit indicators is Apple’s way of saying: stop worrying about the state the device is in and start using it.
He qualifies this assertion with a couple of footnotes. Say it loud and proud, Brooks. I think you nailed it. Apple’s current trend—in almost every aspect—is away from the technical minutiae of the device and toward whatever is happening on the screen.