Reports are coming in that users of Apple’s brand-spanking new MacBook Pro with Retina Display are suffering from burn-in markings on their super-high definition screens and image retention.
The problem seems to affect MacBook Pros sporting Retina Display’s built by LG, rather than those manufactured by Samsung, with LG’s screens also reportedly appearing less bright and with inaccurate colour reproduction.
To check if your panel is one of the LG-made screens identified to be at risk, use this terminal command:
ioreg -lw0 | grep “EDID” | sed “/[^<]*</s///” | xxd -p -r | strings -6
You will then be presented with a model number. You’re looking for a model code with an “LP” prefix, something like LP154YL01001. Models with the “LS” prefix are built by Samsung, and so far have had no reported problems.
If you are worried your screen may be affected, you can avoid damage by using a screensaver, or setting your panel to switch off when it’s not being used for extended stretches of time. If you think your panel has already been damaged, contact AppleCare customer support or visit your local Apple Store.