Apple Plans to Replace Peeling Displays on Some MacBook Models
The company has not publicly announced the repair program but reportedly has issued internal communications about the problem.
Apple will replace defective displays on MacBook or MacBook Pro machines fitted with Retina displays that are experiencing peeling of their anti-reflective coatings, according to reports. Apple has not publicly announced the replacement program, but it is reportedly underway according to information in an internal service bulletin that was disclosed in an Oct. 19 article in RedmondPie. The problem coatings have been peeling in small amounts or "simply coming away from the screen completely" on the affected machines, the article said. Under the repair process, owners of MacBook or MacBook Pro machines with peeling Retina displays should be able to take their defective machines to an Apple Store or to one of Apple's authorized service centers to find out if their device is covered by the repair program, the article explained. "The company will cover affected machines for three full years from purchase, or for a year from Oct. 16, 2015, whichever happens to be the longest timescale," according to the report.
Reports about peeling anti-reflective coating problems on some MacBook and MacBook Pro machines have been heard since earlier this year, the article said. "Some have noticed that it appears to be related to the way the screen touches the notebook's keyboard when closed, and Apple has had problems in that regard before."