Just 10 minutes ago I opened my MacBook Pro and noticed a smudge at the top left corner of the screen that wasn't there yesterday. I started wiping it off with the black microfiber cloth that came with it and the smudge just got bigger. That's when I realized this probably isn't a smudge, but the anti-reflective coating rubbing off. Photo: I had taken extra care with this machine, it sits on my desk all day and I only ever clean it gently with the included cloth that I keep dust free. I don't use any products or anything else, just the cloth and don't apply pressure. I can say I'm way more careful than most people, so this can't be my fault. I've heard about this issue before and I've heard that Apple will fix it out of warranty, but I don't know the details. It seems like even then the computer mustn't be older than 3 years, which this one is. This is a Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro (15 inch) that I bought in November 2013 with AppleCare. My AppleCare document says it's covered until 30 Oct 2016. Is Apple known to make exceptions when the warranty has expired just over 2 months ago? So far the issue is only affecting the bezel of the screen, but when I touched it with the cloth it spread alarmingly easily and instantly tripled in size. It's just a matter of time before it starts affecting the whole screen. I work in image retouching and my specialty involves removing dust and scratches from high resolution photos, and this is really not going to do me any good. I won't be able to afford a repair anytime soon either, I was expecting this computer to last me a few more years. Is there any way I can get them to fix it for free? What can I say to increase my chances? If not, is there anything I can do to stop the issue getting worse?