So, as you might have read from the title, this is just my theory, i have no knowledge or anything in this matter.. this is simply a thought i had the other day. So, start of this week i found yet another dead pixel, after having a panel changed later this year.. it's with anger and frustration they keep appearing like ants on a picnic. I think this is the most dead-pixel-ish screen i've ever encountered on any computer, actually this is my first encounter with dead pixels ever. Sure, blaim the twice as many pixels, but even if we half the amount of dead pixels, i still think it outweighs anything seen in other generations macbook pro. Now, the guestion is: why? and heres what i think: Apple removed the glass panel from the MacBook Retina (right?) to decrease the glare and having a thinner panel all-around (i'm not 100% certain this is true, but i do remember something changed with the screen other than the bigger resolution) The dead pixel i got the other day wasn't one pixel, but rather a small group of say 4-5 dead ones, all shining bright, i tried touching / scrathing it with a nail and i could feel this little "dent" in the screen, and it seemed to me that the dead pixel must have been from a corn of sand or whatever from when i travel from home to school every day? Could the dead pixels be a "fault" (notice: "fault") from Apple in terms of removing the glass and making the screen more vulnerable for sand and dust getting in between and ruining the screen? and yes, i know it is my fault for not checking every inch of the computer before closing down, but this has never been an issue for me before but now.. and being a student traveling several kilometers all over town, i can't do a full round-up check on my laptop before closing it down to take the bus / train whatever.