Date: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010, 05:04
Category: MacBook Air, News
Within days of Apple launching its new MacBook Air notebook, third-party outfitter launched a matte finish screen replacement for the stock glossy screen.
Per the Apple Core, CEO Shannon Jean stated that the company is now using the same panel that Apple does (apparently there’s only one panel like it being made right now) and exactly what the new process is like to get into the screen.
The following pretty much describes it:
“It’s much more difficult. The screen is paper thin and it’s not inside a housing like the traditional screens. It’s in layers, it’s insane. It’s very similar to a Sony PSP screen, where the LCD panel and backlight are separate pieces.”
Jean went on to describe that the new screen is not encased in a typical screen housing and that Apple kept the parts separate. The end result is that getting the screen out proves to be a challenge and replacing the screen will require a dust-free environment, since you’re essentially peeling back the screen like an onion (if you scratch the backlight layer it will show up through the LCD. If you get dirt or dust in between the LCD and reflective layers, this will also show up…)
Final pricing for the service appears to be up in the air, so stay tuned for additional details as they become available.