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Apple Seems to Have Fixed 2018 MacBook Pro’s Flexgate Issue Without Acknowledging It

MacBook Pro’s Flexgate Issue

Apple is no stranger in claiming that some of its product has some major flaws in their designs and Flexgate saga is no different. There have been many reports about the MacBook that its display has been failing because of the issue that it looks like the stage light effect. Later the issue was pinned down to the flex cable attached this display to the logic board and it appears that Apple has made some changes quietly to fix this issue.

This was first discovered after MacRumors Forum-goer Olivia88 posted by saying that the cable of MacBook Pro appeared to be longer than those of before. People of iFixit decided to try this for once and confirm and they did the same.

“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.”

It is suspected that Apple has lengthened the cable and that was the attempt to lessen some of its issues that the users were reporting but the company needs to acknowledge this issue publicly. There is also a possibility that different machines have different cables and depending on when they were built rather than any comprehensive changes in design that was opted to cover the issues.

But the ultimate thing here is being not sure and that apple is not going to talk about this issue. Regardless of this means and in the long run we are not seeing any more machines with this specific issue ad that is quite a good thing in our book.

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