MacBook Air Retina from 2018 also affected by Staingate (short message)

Yes or no? Apple probably accidentally had that MacBook Air Retina 2018 added to the list of those MacBooks whose display coating could peel off. The berichtete including MacRumors. In addition to the MacBook Pro models (13 and 15 inches) from 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as the MacBook models (12 inches) from the same years, the 2018 Air models are not officially affected by the "state gate"; and therefore not qualified for a free exchange. This is presented by MacRumors in an update in the post - Apple had therefore commented on the incorrect listing of the laptops. Nevertheless, there are users and also technicians who contradict Apple and report on the state gate for the named model.

Apple repair on goodwill - asking nicely helps

Some readers have reported that they still received a goodwill repair from Apple for Mac models that were slightly over the time limit of 4 years. I think it helps if you ask the staff in the Apple Store kindly about it.

Despite all the friendliness, it is apparently at the discretion of the individual employee, because some readers also report a clear rejection, although their device is only just over the 4-year limit.

Repair your MacBook Pro display yourself with Staingate

If you have a MacBook Pro model that has the typical display stains that you can see on the peeling off anti-reflective film, then the simplest solution is to completely remove the film - if no professional repair can be desired or paid for.

However, this is not as easy as you might think. There are, however in my post on DIY Staingate repair a few helpful tips on how to remove the film without damaging the display.


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