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Tech & Science Apple quietly addressed ‘Flexgate’ issue with MacBook Pro redesign

15:09  05 march  2019
15:09  05 march  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Last year’s MacBook Pro may have solved the “ Flexgate ” issue that some users reported with MacBook Pros produced from 2016 onwards, reports Although Apple has never acknowledged the design issue , multiple owners of MacBook Pros have reported experiencing “ flexgate ” symptoms.

Apple may have quietly fixed flexgate issue with the 2018 MacBook Pro . Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, delivering up two twice the Apple introduced a redesigned MacBook Pro in 2016, and this was the first to use the new flex cable. Older MacBook Pro models are not impacted.

Apple quietly addressed ‘Flexgate’ issue with MacBook Pro redesign © Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images A Macbook pro shown in Apple store. It is reported that Apple is preparing to launch a new cheaper MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018. Last year’s MacBook Pro may have solved the “Flexgate” issue that some users reported with MacBook Pros produced from 2016 onwards, reports iFixit. The 2018 MacBook Pro uses a display cable that’s 2mm longer than its predecessor, meaning it’s under less strain as the laptop is opened, potentially reducing its failure rate over time.

Although Apple has never acknowledged the design issue, multiple owners of MacBook Pros have reported experiencing “flexgate” symptoms. The problem appears to stem from the fact that the laptop screen’s display cable is pulled taught around the edge of a controller board as the machine is opened and closed throughout the course of normal use, causing the display’s image to degrade over time as the cable wears. At first, these screens will show a stage-light effect across their bottom edge, and eventually they’ll fail completely once the laptop is opened past 90 degrees.

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Apple may have quietly fixed flexgate issue with the 2018 MacBook Pro . Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, delivering up two twice the performance improvements. The 15-inch model tops out with an eight-core ninth-generation Intel processor and discrete AMD graphics alongside a slightly.

Apple may have quietly fixed flexgate issue with the 2018 MacBook Pro . Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, delivering up two twice the Apple introduced a redesigned MacBook Pro in 2016, and this was the first to use the new flex cable. Older MacBook Pro models are not impacted

Since the $6 display cable is soldered onto the laptop’s screen, if it fails you have to replace the entire screen at a cost of around $700, according to iFixit. Apple has not changed this element of the design between the two models of laptop, meaning you’ll still have to replace the entire screen if Apple’s design change hasn’t solved the issue.

Apple quietly addressed ‘Flexgate’ issue with MacBook Pro redesign © Image: iFixit

Last year’s MacBook Pros aren’t yet old enough for us to know whether the “flexgate” issue has been completely solved, but we’ve contacted Apple to ask if it believes the issue has been addressed and if warranties will be extended to cover the repairs.

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