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10-01-2012, 07:38 PM #1
Apple: Don't Use Palm Rest Covers On Your MacBook Pro With Retina Display
Even if you like making your MacBook Pro with retina display look awesome with vinyl or other kinds of stick-on designs, you may want to reconsider putting them on the machine. Apple is now telling their customers that it is a bad idea to use palm rest covers on retina display-equipped MacBook Pros.
According to a post today by Apple, using any kind of palm rest cover on the MacBook Pro with retina display can put the geometry of the display at an awkward angle when closing it. Due to the display being so thin and the device being precision-engineered to keep its slim form factor, this slight adjustment of the display’s clam shell geometry can cause the screen to suffer damage.
Originally Posted by Apple
With many palm rest covers being a mere sheet of paper thick, it would come off to most people as a negligible change in the way the machine closes. On the contrary, it comes off as a surprise to learn that the aftermarket product could actually harm the display instead of simply making the machine look cooler.
Apple does not make any references to the older MacBook Pro models and the issue only appears to be directed toward the 2012 MacBook Pro with retina display. That being said, if you have a palm rest cover for your non-retina display MacBook Pro, you should be fine installing it without any issues.
Sources: Apple via Macgasm
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 10-01-2012 at 08:43 PM.
10-01-2012, 07:55 PM #2
lol thanks for the info i was about to go out and buy one for the new macbook i just bought today
10-01-2012, 08:05 PM #3
You are holding it wrong
10-01-2012, 09:37 PM #4
I installed invisibe sheild
The other day. It closed fine without any issues
10-01-2012, 09:39 PM #5
10-01-2012, 09:55 PM #6
Wouldn't a screen protector resolve the issue or is the damage that can be caused more severe than some scratches?
10-01-2012, 10:20 PM #7
Probably a compression fracture issue.
10-01-2012, 10:21 PM #8
10-01-2012, 10:22 PM #9
10-02-2012, 02:56 AM #10
Maybe don't make the palm area out of ridiculously easy to scratch aluminum then, eh Apple? I'm sorry. I'm still bitter about the death of the 17" MBP.
10-02-2012, 06:11 AM #11
Loved the iPad till I purchased the new mac book pro retina now I never use the iPad. What machine it is and man I would be pist if it got damaged from something as little as that!! WOW good info to know, thx for the post
10-02-2012, 06:38 AM #12
@apple. Guys can you not make flimsy displays in the quest for slim macbook pros. I can live with a thick display vs a broken or mal-aligned paper-thin displays. Please.
10-02-2012, 09:40 AM #13
Thanks for typing just enough filler words so that you HAVE to click 'read more' to find out why rather than just read why from the main page.
10-02-2012, 12:26 PM #14
10-02-2012, 02:33 PM #15
omg I literally bought one off amazon 2 hours ago. TIME TO CANCEL!!
10-02-2012, 08:23 PM #16