Do the 2017 Macbook Pro's with Touch Bar Still Suffer From Staingate?

Glass

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Subject says it all.. I haven't been following the forums in years. I did a google search, but I couldn't seem to filter out all the noise about the older generations of Macbook Pros..

So.. do the new macs still have stained screens after a few months or years??

Thanks in advance..
 

trevpimp

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I know i am not one to talk, coming from a Mid 2014 15" Retina, but if in case you are in need of advice I have been running mine for going on two years and the screen still looks brand new,

A lot of retina screens run through screen gate issues but thats because of excess mishandling (uneccessary screen cleaner, excess water, and dirty hands typing) all of those can damage the screen coating specially a dirty keyboard when closed.

All you need is a lint microfiber cloth being used to wipe the screen and a set of clean hands when using your laptop
and you will be good to go.


PS
not one spec is on my screen
 

Nilhum

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We will find out in a year or two. And for the message above, I have a 2013 MacBook and only used a microfiber cloth and still had stain gate. Apple made poor coating from the years of 2013-2015 and hopefully the problem is finally fixed.
 

_Kiki_

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We will find out in a year or two. And for the message above, I have a 2013 MacBook and only used a microfiber cloth and still had stain gate. Apple made poor coating from the years of 2013-2015 and hopefully the problem is finally fixed.
2012 Retina (13 and 15) too
 

Maxx Power

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My 2013 MBP had the screen replaced once. I spotted the peeling coating near the top of the right edge of the screen. This had nothing to do with cleaning and oils. I am of the opinion that the coating is defective on some of these machines.

I sure hope that Apple has this issue sorted out on the 2016+ machines. Otherwise we'd have just too many issues on these machines.
 

Fishrrman

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Point of order:
I don't think "the blue screen" issue has anything to do with "StainGate".

StainGate refers to the thin anti-glare coating (that's applied over the display surface) flaking off with usage.

As Maxx writes in the post above this, I believe it's an inherent design weakness (i.e., "the coating is defective on some of these machines"). The coating looks superb out-of-the-box, but can be fragile "in the real world" of sometimes rough-and-tumble usage.
 

psyduckuta

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Mar 29, 2018
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Ahhh.. I see. Thanks for the insights. I actually have very sweaty hands and though there's really no hard proof that the oils have something to do with the blue stains, I guess I would buy a screen protector for the 2nd screen replacement this time around. I guess the "design weakness" can be a significant factor to it also.
 

Fishrrman

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psy wrote above:
"I guess I would buy a screen protector for the 2nd screen replacement this time around. I guess the "design weakness" can be a significant factor to it also."

I'm not so sure that "a screen protector" is a good idea.

There is VERY LITTLE clearance between the tops of the keys and the surface of the display when the cover is closed.

If you put anything "over the screen" or "on top of the keys", chances are it will contact the surface of the display (of course a screen protector does, anyway). That could lead to marks on the coating, scratches, etc.

I'm of the opinion that just about ANYTHING that comes into contact with the surface of the display may interact with the coating over time. I could be wrong.
 

Nagard

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Jul 23, 2018
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To answer your question My Macbook pro 2017 touchbar has the stain gate issue, keys and trackpad both stained the screen:mad: and ive been so careful with it.
 
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psycho-realm

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Yes, unfortunately they do still have the same problem. i’m really careful , clean the screen so now and then I still have the problem. this is already the second time I brought it in for repair!! 691 AU dollar If I had to pay for it.
 
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