Anti-Reflective Coating on 2015 15" Retina Macbook Pro?

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  1. hashholly macrumors 6502

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    Hi.

    Just wondering if there is an Anti-Reflective coating on the 2015 15" retina macbook pro like on the 2012-2014 models? Ive been reading up about all the issues people have had with that coating rubbing off with normal cleaning, and just want to know as I'm interested in picking up a 2015 but won't if that same coating is being used.

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  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It has the same coating. The issue where it comes off isn't widespread, and frankly I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It has the same coating, but these issues are rare to say the least, I wouldn't worry about it, it has been the same since 2012 and there have been very few instances of it but it is quite bad when it happens.
     
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  5. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502

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    For various reasons I've owned 3 retina MacBook Pros - none of them have had this issue.

    I have no idea what's causing it - whether there's something wrong with how they're doing it on some models or if there's something the user is doing - but I've never seen it firsthand.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    So far my 2012 rMBP is not showing any signs. Thanks to Apple, I have one more year of coverage thanks to their repair program on this. I suspect by then, I'll have moved on to a different machine.
     
  7. hashholly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it seems a problem that didn't exist and tons of people were just making up does exist and Apple is fixing them....as much as I hate waiting I think i'll wait for the 2016 models...I assume at this point If Apple is fixing them they will make sure whatever fix is taken care of in the newest versions.
     
  8. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    There will always be problems with any hardware. I got a hard drive from Newegg once and it died within a week of use. I got a GTX 670 when they were new and it kept giving me blue screens and was failing the day I got it. I had a Dell desktop that had the power supply fail horribly (giant spark and then it died).

    Other people do not have these issues, but some do. It will always be like this. Just get a computer, and if there are issues, have Apple deal with it.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I never said it didn't exist, only that I have not incurred the issue. I think the pictures posted in various threads here and the MacRumors news stories are very telling.

    Am I worried that it will occur? Yes, have I seen any evidence of it occurring? No.
     
  10. hashholly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That wasn't a reply meant to you, but a general statement. Ive been reading threads here for the past few months of people strongly stating there is no issue and that people are just damaging their own screens, etc....while there was cleary a problem. Personally I'm glad that Apple addressed it.
     
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    I've seen those as well and they don't hold water - its the old lets blame the victim game. It does exist, though I don't know what the cause is and why it doesn't affect everyone.
     
  12. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yes there are issues with a few screens, but you have to remember that apple sell 5 million macs a quarter, this issue really isn't all that widespread and is no worse than a ssd failing or RAM or just about any of the thousands of things that could go wrong with your mac and need fixing under warranty.
     
  13. hashholly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The problem was less the issue but more the resolution.....before this week you either got lucky with apple fixing it under warranty or not, or you got told its your fault and apple was going to do nothing, under warranty or not...thats a big issue, because while its not widespread, you would've been pissed off if you were one of the ones told it was your fault and you were out of luck. Again, I'm happy Apple is taking care of it.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    I think the numbers are higher then a few, or anything that is inline with an SSD or RAM failure. We don't see apple extending a repair program for those two components or covering them years after the warranty expired as is the case with the coating coming off.
     
  15. adrianlondon macrumors 6502

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    My understanding is that there was a problem with the coating application for a period of time, and that time has passed. You should be fine.

    I bought my 15" Retina Macbook in Nov 2013 and the coating started coming off all around the edges of the screen within three months. Thinking this would be a common issue I waited until the end of my 1-year warranty and got the screen swapped out. I clean this new screen the same way (in fact with less care now as it seems durable) and there's not the slightest bit of coating damage on it. I've had it a year.
     
  16. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    I think this is some sort of problem with the original application of the anti-glare coating during manufacturing. I really hope that apple has pinpointed the issue and the newer displays won't have this problem but I guess time will tell. The good thing is if you experience this problem apple will replace the screen for no charge as part of this repair program.
     
  17. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    I am not an expert in this field. Is it possible that users who cleaned their iDevice with some detergents are facing this problem?
     

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