Display expert Ray Soneira (of DisplayMate) has issued his own take on the troubles surrounding Apple’s new 15-inch Retina display employed by the 2012 MacBook Pro with all-SSD storage and 8GB of RAM.
In a post
on DisplayMate’s news area, Soneira points out that such issues are not restricted to IPS (in plane switching) panels, but rather they extend to all types of LCDs as early production defects.
Soneira carefully outlines that such problems “used to be much more common, but now it's unusual to see it in a display.” He then notes that, “The cause varies: an electrostatic build up, a chemical impurity build up, a thermal imbalance, or an electronic levels issue within the panel.”
According to the display expert, “it can be better to leave the display on with a dark uniform image, on with a bright uniform image, or turn the display off all together,” depending on the cause of the ghosting effect.