The anti-reflective coating issue that has been around for years, troubling certain MacBook Pro owners, is seeing an extension to its repair window.
As revealed today by MacRumors, Apple has once again extended its repair window for the anti-reflective coating issue for MacBook Pro units launched between 2013 and 2015. This isn’t the first time the repair window has been extended, either. The publication looked at an internal document, which states that authorized coverage extends to four years after the original date of purchase for affected MacBook Pro models.
As it stands right now, all 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models that were released in 2013, 2014, and 2015 are covered by the repair policy. For those who have a 2012 MacBook Pro are out of the warranty window for the free repair. If a repair is granted, MacBook Pro owners will have their unit’s display replaced.
Here is a list of the covered units:
- 2013 13-inch MacBook Pro: July 2018
- 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro: July 2018
- 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro: March 2019
- 2014 15-inch MacBook Pro: May 2019
- 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro: October 2020
- 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro: Still sold
If you want a full rundown of the “Staingate” situation, you can click right here to read up on it. If you do have an affected machine, you can take it into an official Apple Store, or one of Apple’s official Authorized Service Providers, and go through the process of setting up a repair.
Apple initially set up the quality control program for affected MacBook Pro units suffering from peeling or tearing of the anti-reflective coating on displays back in 2015.
Did you ever deal with this issue?[via MacRumors]