If you have left a Plasma TV on for a long period of time with an image that didn’t change much, then you might have seen a temporary burn on your nice television. You would think the new Retina MacBook Pro would not experience issues like this in 2012, although it seems that selected users are getting problems with something that looks similar. We were tipped to a video within the last 24 hours, which shows a ghost image on the MacBook Pro with Retina display.
The user reports that this happens after displaying a high-contrast image for a few minutes, which then causes the Retina display to retain a ghost image. You can watch a video below this article; although technically this is know as “persistence images“.
We also found a growing debate around these ghost image issues on the official Apple forums, which you can see one thread here, and this starts with one user first noticing their MacBook Pro Retina display had gone to sleep although it then showed faint ghosting. Those MacBook Pro owners that are experiencing these problems explain they’re most noticeable on dark backgrounds.
While this display problem has been expected with Plasma TVs you should not settle with it on a 2012 MacBook Pro, so if you are experiencing ghost-like problems then we recommended you take it back to your local Apple Store as soon as possible. Apple can then determine if your MacBook has a problem, and if so it can be fixed or replaced.
Do you own a MacBook Pro with Retina, and if so how has your display been?