Has Apple Quietly Fixed #Flexgate Related Issues In The 2018 MacBook Pros?

iFixit seems to think that Apple has quietly addressed the issues surrounding flex cable failures in the MacBook Pros that have led to a “stage light” effect on the screen, failure of the screen, or both. Something that has become known as #Flexgate. How did they do that? They made the flex cable longer:

However, when MacRumors user Olivia88 noticed their 2018 13” MacBook Pro seemed to have a longer cable than previous models, we were intrigued. 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.

Assuming that this does address the issues, that’s great for owners of those MacBooks Pros. But it does nothing for the owners of older MacBook Pros with #Flexgate related issues that Apple will not do anything for despite the fact that it’s a clear design defect. Apple truly has to step up and do something for those MacBook Pro owners as making this design change isn’t good enough. Maybe they need to pay attention to this petition  that has 13000 signatures on it as clearly Apple users feel that this is an issue that Apple must address.

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