9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2013 7:58 AM by Dj_AmTraX
TonyWG Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,


If you've purchased a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, can you let us know:


1) Do you experience Image Retention?

2) Is your screen made by LG or Samsung?


This info will help a lot of us looking to buy a rMBP and avoid the IR issue in early models. Thanks in advance.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, Image Retention
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    See https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4034848?tstart=0 - that's where the IR discussion originated - almost 500 pages now...


  • TonyWG Level 1 (0 points)

    I am aware of that thread. My post is meant to help those looking to buy a rMBP without IR, not merely to provide an outlet of frustration for unfortunate IR rMBP customers.

  • Theresa Quirk Level 1 (10 points)

    1) Do you experience Image Retention? YES

    2) Is your screen made by LG or Samsung?  LG


    What do you think Apple will do about this, I just brought my Mac Book Pro last week!

  • TonyWG Level 1 (0 points)

    Return the product for a refund within 14 days of purchase.

  • mohanfromajax Level 1 (0 points)

    have you guys seen any image rettention or fan issues with the 13" retina i7 processors with the 512 GB SSD?

    I have the fan issues with the 15 2013 retina so i returned it and gone to an i7 air with 512 gb ssd...  i miss the retina screen and would like to consider the 13 inch retina if no one has seen any issues...not sure if there are any long term issues with these retina laptops...


    would like to hear your thoughts

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    If you just glance over the super-long thread that I mentioned, you'll see that even some of those with the 'new' Retina 13" are still having image retention problems.


    I just wouldn't buy a Retina model at this time - unless you're prepared to deal with IR. And even then, I don't like the totally 'closed' system or the fact that you're limited to 8GB of RAM...


    Just my 2¢...


  • mohanfromajax Level 1 (0 points)



    makes my decision to keep the new air i7 I bought without playing the roulette game with the retina's...its a shame apple is having such issues with the retina lineup...thought the second generation models released this year would have all the major issues ironed out....i guess apple wont be getting the additional $300 i was going to spend to get the retina...

  • isee12dots. Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this question too.


    but i think you should expand your question to:

    1) Do you experience Image Retention?

    2) Is your screen made by LG or Samsung?

    3) Technical / Detailed specs of the screen (Part number.. etc)

    4) Which rMBP model did you get (13", 15" w/o discreet GPU, 15" w/ discreet GPU)

  • Dj_AmTraX Level 1 (0 points)

    I have no idea how to tell who makes my screen.  help?


    OK, here's my concern. I did the test on my NEW 13" RMP and it does have the image retention issue. Now it seems to go away after a few seconds. So is this something to really be concern with or is just OCD? A lot of people here are much smarter than me so I hope you guys can help.