Does iMac 5K's anti-reflective coating also wear out like MBPr's?

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  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    I've heard of cases where MBPr's anti-reflective coating wears out. Does this happen to imac as well?
     
  2. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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  3. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so unless you are touching the screen on the iMac frequently.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    It's possible it's the same process but I've never heard of a case.
     
  5. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had, or heard of it happening, to a MBP let alone an iMac.
     
  6. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, there's the whole StainGate idiocy. Everything's gotta be a "gate". Yes, there was a problem with some run of MBP screens. Yes, Apple is replacing them.

    I say idiocy because no matter what the problem might have been, the pictures the whiners were posting were clearly abuse.
     
  7. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    I hear what you're saying, there is a tendency to overreact. But let's be fair. There was a problem as you acknowledge and Apple did a replacement program, so it wasn't imagination.
     
  8. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Don't make it bigger than it is. Just because 1 product has it doesn't mean that any other product has it too. There is no correlation here. That is the point.
     
  9. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    I agree that there is no issue with iMacs, and that is what the post was about.
     
  10. mpe macrumors regular

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    Staingate on Macbook Pro is a real thing. I had my screen on rMBP (mid-2014) replaced by Apple as part of the quality program.

    5k screen looks like a different design. I haven't heard about any similar issue. I think it is still better to use only a microfiber cloth and only water as cleaning.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I haven't seen or heard of any issues, which is a good thing. I have a 2012 rMBP and in a sense, I've been on edge on how the coating will hold up.

    Let me correct myself, I was on edge prior to my iMac purchase. The MBP isn't used that much, so I'll not be completely upset over it.
     

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