Earlier this year it was reported that some MacBook Pro users were running into display issues on their laptop. This comes in the form of backlighting problems where the problem was allegedly due to the use of fragile flex cables where with the repeated opening and closing of the display hinge, it wore them out.

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If this might have put you off from buying a new MacBook Pro laptop, not to worry because it seems like the problem could have since been fixed. This is according to a report from iFixit (via MacRumors) who were tipped off by MacRumors forum user Olivia88 that Apple might have addressed the problems in newer production models of the laptop.

According to iFixit, “Since we were just wrapping up writing the repair manual for the 2018 model anyway, we checked inside our 2018 15” MacBook Pro again to measure its cable against its 2016 predecessor—and found the 2018 cable was, in fact, a full 2mm longer. Since this change appears in both our 15” model and Olivia88’s 13” model, it’s plausible this change is present in multiple, if not all, 2018 MacBook Pros.”

That being said, it is unclear as to what might have caused the problem in the first case. This is because Apple has yet to officially confirm or acknowledge the problem, so it is possible that speculation about the flex cables being the issue could have been wrong. Either way hopefully these changes means that the problem will not appear as often anymore, if at all.

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