New MacBook Pro Retina Display Shows Screen Burn And Ghost Images

June 26, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple’s much-hyped new Retina Display-equipped MacBook Pro reportedly shows ghost images. As per a thread of complaints spotted in Apple forums and a video uploaded to YouTube by a user, the high resolution display, on at least some of the new MacBook Pros, shows sort of ghost images or screen burn.

The phenomenon is similar to what happens on a Plasma TV display which when left with the same picture for a long time shows a temporary burn on the screen based on the contrast profile of the image.

Now many users have spotted the issue with the Retina Display of the MacBook Pro when displaying images with high contrast.

According to the complaints in the forum, the display retains a ghost image after displaying a high contrast image for a few minutes. Technically known as ‘persistence images’, it is more visible on dark backgrounds, reports users who detected the issue.

At least half a dozen people has reported the issue with their new Retina Display MacBook Pros in the Apple forums. Many of them went back to the Apple store to consult a ‘genius’ and got a replacement order.

However, the machine, which received excessive initial orders, is still suffering from shipping delays. So any replacement will take more time to reach the consumer.

It seems that issue is found on machines in a particular batch as not everybody who bought the machine is finding the screen burn. But if you find a similar issue on your machine, we suggest you report it to Apple and go for a replacement as soon as possible.

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