The just-launched Nothing Phone (1) is getting a lot of attention, even though it’s just a mid-range Android with a few glowing bits. Android fans seem to really like the LED design on the back, but they might not have noticed that it’s mostly an Apple logo.

Voluntary tribute? Accident? Definitely hilarious!

The Standout Nothing Phone feature (1) is primarily an Apple logo

The Nothing Phone (1) has attracted a lot of attention, perhaps because Nothing’s founder, Carl Pei, is very good at publicity. It slowly revealed a scattering of details about the device over the months, generating huge hype.

But what has actually been advertised is an Android 12 handset with a 6.55-inch 2400 by 1080 OLED display, mid-range processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. And it’s not coming to the United States.

But fans overlook the meh specs because they’re mesmerized by the ‘glyph’, a shiny design on the back behind a sheet of glass. “When the ‘glyph’ flashes to indicate a notification or an incoming call, then you absolutely know it’s something else”, says The edge. “It’s the definition of getting attention.”

But a Mac and iPhone developer made an interesting observation on Twitter. Cabal said, “I like the lights/design of the Nothing 1 phone, but ironically all my brain can see here is an abstract Apple logo. The bite. The rod. Is that intentional?!”

I dare you not to see the Apple logo in the “glyph” from now on.
Photo: Nothing/Apple/Cult of Mac

As the developer notes, cover a few LEDs and what’s left is an abstract version of the Apple logo. The bite is in the right place – the rod is at the same angle. Check out the LEDs and it looks like Nothing’s handset is saying “C !”

And Cabal asks a good question: Did Nothing intend to hide the Apple logo in the glyph? Or is it an accident?

Whatever the reason, embedding a callback from Apple into the handset is certainly not good news for the Nothing Phone (1), as the glyph is the only standout feature. The edge described the device, saying, “Unusual back panel, everything else usual.” Ars-Technica called it “a mid-ranger, with some lights in the back”. Lights that make the logo of a rival company.

At least he offers a good laugh.