Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros have a glass-covered display that has a coating of anti-reflective material to combat glare. However, some users have found that after a while this coating may separate, causing unsightly splotches that are most apparent when viewing darker content in bright lighting situations. If you are noticing these problems with your MacBook, then you may be in luck, as Apple has started a program to offer free replacements for the devices.
The problem was initially found and dubbed “Staingate” as affected users began compiling images of affected systems. This spurred a petition on Change.org, which according to MacRumors, has spurred Apple to issue internal communications and develop a new Quality Program to address the problem.
Affected users should take their systems in to an Apple Store to have them assessed for potential damage. Unfortunately the problem is not necessarily black and white, as in some cases damage may only look like a small and negligible amount of speckling, whereas in other cases it may be a noticeable stain. This means that some people may initially be denied service based on an Apple employee’s assessments; however, as with past replacement programs, you may be able to argue your point or take your system in to another Apple Store to find success.