Retina Screen Durability

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JLH81, May 15, 2016.

  1. JLH81 macrumors member

    May 10, 2016
    Hey All!

    So, I just purchased a 2015 MB PRO with the retina screen for grad school. My 2 year old son likes to occasional (I do my best to avoid it) but touch my screen. Sometimes his fingers are kind of nasty from putting them in his mouth etc. Anyway, it smudges my screen. I have some wipes, and those usually wipe it away ok. Sometimes I have to use a display cleaner spray (that's safe for LCD's, Computer Screens, etc.)

    Anyway, how scratch resistant are these screens? That is my biggest concern, especially with the retina display. Last, what do you all use to clean smudges on the screen, as well as removing all of the dust that collects on it?

    I would appreciate all of your thoughts!
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    Also, am I really stupid for having purchased this MB Pro at this time? I am wondering if I should take it back and wait until June. Do you anticipate any radical exterior design changes, or will they all be internal? Will my computer still be decent for awhile? I am guessing that they will probably offer the iPhone colors like they did for the MacBook
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Some people have had issues with the anti reflective coating coming off, but this seems to be a manufacture issue on a small number of machines and Apple is fixing them.

    I have had a 2013 rMBP for 2 1/2 years and despite not really looking after it very well the screen is still great.

    To be honest unless you have specific use (like high end gaming or 4K video editing) then nothing coming up will make much difference to you if you return and wait for a new one. I may be wrong but I just don't see pro's getting colour, or indeed much of redesign although many on here think it will happen, I think that's more wishful thinking than anything else.
  3. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2016
    I have Late 2013 and Mid 2015 with no screen issues to date but I also don't have a child who is hands on with the screen. As for cleaning the screen, I find a damp cloth to be the best method and as a benefit I don't have to worry about any solution taking the anti-reflective coating off. With that said both of my MacBooks are only used by my wife and I so take my experience with that in mind.

    Although we may not see a redesigned MacBook Pro chassis, I think it's pretty hard to imagine the next MacBook Pro being shipped without Skylake or Thunderbolt 3 which in turn includes USB-C. If you think those upgrades are worthwhile I would wait, but it's all just speculation at this point and I'm just giving you my .02
  4. Schranke macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I had a rmbp mid 2012 which had problems with the anti reflective coating rubbing off, this were before Apple really did anything about it so had it changed with my insurance. When Apple finally started regonizing this problem I contacted them about it, they were really nice about it, and after I send the paper work they paid me back what it had cost.
    All in all it took nearly 2 years to happen (got the Screen changed after a year due to another problem) and I only cleaned it with lukewarm water and a microfiber cloth.

    When it comes to scrats my experience is that it handles it well, a finger on the screen do not do much other than place a print as long as it is not a violent touch.

    What the screen can't handle is a drop from 1,5m down into a corner of a chair... That pretty much kills it. Happens for me 2 weeks ago.
    Waiting for an updated version of the rmbp now

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