Want to see a big vat of Midnight Green? Of course you do

Tim Cook at Seiko Advance
Tim Cook at Seiko Advance (Image credit: Tim Cook/Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Japan.
  • He visited Seiko Advance as part of his tour.
  • The company helps make iPhone 11 Pro colors "come to life."

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in the midst of a visit to Japan and he's tweeting as he goes. Yesterday he shared a photo of his visit to Apple supplier Seiko Advance, complete with what looks like a vat of Midnight Green.

The tweet mentions that Seiko Advance is the company that helps "the gorgeous colors of iPhone 11 Pro really come to life." And while I'm no manufacturing or color expert, that vat looks like it's full of Midnight Green to me. And as we all know, Midnight Green is life.

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There's no denying that the glass back on iPhone 11 Pro is impressive, and we've seen a patent that might hold the secret to how it's made, too.

However it's made, now all I'm really interested in is what happens to whatever is in that vat next. Tim, hit me up. I'd love to chat colors!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.