Once again, Apple extends 2013-2015 MacBooks Pro warranty affected by screen spots

The problem of MacBooks Pro with stained screens seems to have been, with the pun's period, a stain on Apple's history. A significant number of users found, to their utter horror, that their machine panels had a defective anti-reflective layer that could be damaged with cleaning solutions or even in contact with the keyboard when closing the lid.

Spotted macbook pro

After recognizing the problem (dubbed #staingate) and extending the warranties on affected products to repair the dreaded problem, the company is once again announcing an extension in the period that affected users will be able to repair for free at its stores. Apple Authorized Service Centers.

More precisely, the Retina display MacBooks Pro released between 2013 and 2015 will have a four year period (counted from the original date of purchase) with warranty for free repair of stained / peeled screens. The 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display is no longer in the group, as we have already reported, because it was discontinued in October 2013 so all units are already over four years old.

Apple has confirmed to MacRumors that the extended warranty program will continue to be "handled internally", ie no warning about it being placed in the media and only users seeking a solution will be informed of the free repair which, as I already posted in the previous post about matter, it makes no sense (not all MacBook users read the and similar sites, after all).

If you have been drawn into the issue, simply contact Apple Support through their official website or application and provide your machine's serial number, which can be found on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the system, on "About This Mac." It is also worth remembering that, in some cases where the customer had already repaired the screen at third party companies, Apple has reimbursed the cost of repair to the consumer if it is your case, it is worth trying.