This is just a curiosity: what is that slim black part (see picture) in the Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) case?enter image description here

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According the Apple's user manual it is the Infrared Receiver.


The "Sleep Indicator Light" is next to it on the left.

The MacBook beneath it has the same configuration.

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    This is correct. It's only real use was with the Apple remote, for controlling iTunes and FrontRow.
    – Mr Rabbit
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 16:42

If memory serves me correctly it is the power light.

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