Some people who have got their hands on the brand new 15’’ MacBook Pro by Apple, which the company revealed at the WWDC event, are reporting some problems with the Retina Display of the ultrabook.
According to some owners of the hyped machine, the Retina Display has image persistence problems, which has prompted Apple to offer replacement for any defective MacBooks.
A lot of users have complained about the new MacBook Pro on Apple’s Community Forums that their MacBook Pro’s hyped Retina Display has image retention problems but the problem is not very common.
The problem is related to the ultrabook’s image persistence ability but many have wrongly referred it to as “ghosting” and “burn in “problem. However, irrespective of what users are referring to the problem as, it looks like the problem is not limited to one or two MacBook Pro owners. However, the total number of people who have reported the problem is still lower than the number of people who have reportedly got the new MacBook.
According to users, the image problem is seen particularly and only when they set a light colored background. It has also been reported that the image remains on the laptop’s screen for nearly five minutes before it starts to fade away.
It has also been reported that Apple is aware of the problem and it will be replacing the malfunctioning screens. However, those who have reported the problem and want to claim a replacement will have to wait 2-3 weeks to get their hands on the MacBook Pro because it is out of stock.
The problem is not that widespread and it looks like some of the bad patch of panels has led to the problem. The reason why the problem has occurred remains unknown and the tech giant still has to comment on the problem.
The problem of image retention is a known issue on other IPS panels and not just Apple’s Retina Display. This is one of the weakness of the display technology. It has also been reported that cheap products tend to suffer from ghosting and image retention both.
If you got the MacBook Pro and are facing the image retention issue, you have the normal 14 days to claim the “no questions asked” warranty to get your MacBook changed.