First of all , I am sorry for writing my post in English since my German writing is not that good.
I am thinking about buying a macbook pro with a retina display. However after carefully reading the posts on the official apple forum and reading the news I am concerned that I might be "unlucky" and receive the problematic LG screen.
For all that want to read more about the issue , apple official forum post (as of today , the 25.9.2012 it has 304299 Views 3,606 Replies) ,
link : Please login to see this link.
This issue is mentioned on several sites , including macrumors.com >
Here is a youtube clip , how it looks : Please login to see this link.
There was an official statement by apple :
On an IPS display, when an image such as a login window is left on
screen for a long period of time, you may temporarily see a faint
remnant of the image even after a new image replaces it. This is
referred to as "persistence," "image retention," or "ghosting." This is
normal behavior for an IPS display, and the faint image will disappear
You can prevent image persistence by using the display sleep feature to
turn off the display when it is not in use. You can also use a screen
saver to make sure that a static image isn't on the display for long
periods of time. Both of these features are on by default in Mac OS X,
but you can adjust the settings as needed.
Anyway I really don't want to experience this kinda of problem on a laptop with a price tag of 1900 e. I was hoping that apple fixed this since apparently it only appears on LG screens but after calling apple supports I could not get any insurance whatsoever that they fixed it.In contrary some apple employes did not not even know that apple is buying monitors from LG and Samsung while others knew what I was talking about but said that there is nothing they can do. So in the end is more like a lottery (LG or Samsung).
I am not sure if this is the right place or the "Garantie section" to address this issue. .
I hope that the customers who will receive their retinas the next days will share their opinion and even more important the screen manufacturer that they received.
This is how you can check what screen you have:
paste the following command into Terminal in order to determine the manufacturer of the displays:
ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6
Model numbers beginning with "LP" indicate an LG display while model number beginning with "LSN" correspond to Samsung displays.
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