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Apple May Have Fixed MacBook Pro #flexgate Quietly

In January, we covered here a cable problem flex in MacBooks Pro which could, over time, cause problems for the backlighting of your screens. So far, Apple has not commented on the issue dubbed #flexgate, nor has it opened a recall or anything.

But yes, it seems that the company not only took notice of everything, but took the necessary steps to solve the problem curiously, silently. It turned out iFixit, taking internal photos of a recent MacBook Pro drive for one of its repair manuals.

The guys found that the cable flex of recent models (from 2018) 2mm longer than those of the 2016-17 models in which #flexgate was detected, a difference that should already be sufficient to avoid the problem.

Larger flex cable on MacBooks Pro

The change applies to both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks Pro, indicating that it was a general and definitive change in machine design to prevent future headaches.

Good news for new MacBook Pro owners, but it does not take away Apple's responsibility to admit the flaw and offer a solution to the first laptop buyers who may face the problem.

via 9to5Mac