Apple warns MacBook users: what to never do

Apple warns MacBook users: what to never do

According to Apple, anyone who loves their MacBook - whether Air or Pro - should never do something specific. The manufacturer issued a warning beforehand and is now becoming more specific. If you ignore the note, however, you risk cracks and damage to the screen.

Time and again, users of a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro complain in Apple's official support forums about sudden cracks on the display of their mobile computers. Even though Apple does not take any direct responsibility for this, the manufacturer feels compelled to warn users accordingly and to adapt this notice again.

Apple warns: keep your eyes open when you close your MacBook

This type of damage could be caused by palm rests or keyboard covers that remain on the notebook when it is closed. Too much for the display, because, according to Apple, the distance between the display and the upper case has only been developed with very narrow tolerances - there is no space left. In the updated support document, the manufacturer now warns against the use of so-called camera covers and all other "disruptive elements". (Source: Apple).

We find out what Apple's current generation of MacBook Air has to offer in the following video:

Such camera covers, usually small plastic sliders, are still too thick and can damage the screen of the MacBook Air and Pro. So you should take Apple's warning seriously and not ignore it. Otherwise it will be expensive, because according to the current state of knowledge, Apple does not cover the costs for any repairs to the screen.

alternative solution

If you still want to make the MacBook's camera temporarily "unsuitable", you can stick a thin, black insulating tape on it. According to our assessment, Apple does not explicitly mention or recommend this itself, of course. After all, the manufacturer does not assume that the webcam itself could be "hacked" and misused. "Hardware protection" from prying eyes is therefore not necessary.


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