For some owners of a MacBook or MacBook Pro equipped with a Retina display, the anti-reflective coating hasn’t been a really positive feature.
For those owners, the coating has been peeling off at varying levels of severity, from small circles, to long gashes, to even completely peeling off the display altogether. The issue was first reported back in March of this year, and since then it has grown to a remarkably widespread problem, which has forced some owners to incur fees in getting the displays fixed, despite not having done anything to damage the coating.
To address this, it has been revealed that Apple will launch a quality program specifically for the anti-reflective coating on MacBook units and MacBook Pro models equipped with Retina displays. There is a catch, though. According to the report originally published by MacRumors, Apple will replace a display on one of the aforementioned MacBook models within three years of the original date of purchase, or within one year of October 16, 2015 — whichever is longer.
What’s more, for the owners that have already paid Apple to replace their display can get a refund through AppleCare support.
According to information gathered by sources, the report states that Apple will not be publicly posting its new quality program for the anti-reflective coating issue on its website, but affected owners will be able to make an appointment with the Genius Bar at their local Apple Retail store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to get their MacBook checked out.
The initial report does not indicate a specific launch date for this quality program, but with the start date of coverage being October 16, it seems likely that the program is already in place.
Have you experienced this issue?[via MacRumors]