Apple Continues To Offer Anti-Reflective Coating Repairs For Older MacBooks
Apple has told its support teams that it continues to offer free display repairs on some MacBook and MacBook Pro models if they present an anti-reflective coating issue.
Apple covers the impacted notebooks for four years after its initial purchase date and has sent a memo to Apple Authorized Service Providers to confirm as much.
The models that remain eligible include:
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2015)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2017)
MacRumors was able to get its hands on the memo, with Apple noting that machines older than the 2015 MacBook and MacBook Pro are no longer covered.
Impacted computers may have anti-reflective coatings that are failing while others may have displays that are delaminating. If your computer is impacted by this issue, you can take it into an Apple Store or one of Apple’s authorized repair centers. And if you’ve already paid for work to be carried out, you are also entitled to a refund. Just reach out to Apple Support to get that ball rolling.
While most of these machines will surely not have any issues – there’s a 2015 MacBook Pro in use by Redmond Pie that is fine – anyone who does have a faulty display should reach out to Apple while they still can. Older machines will likely be removed from this program next year.