In some ways, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how many people have been affected by the retinal tears.
The first known incident of a macbook retina tear occurred in July 2017, when a customer was trying to open a MacBook Pro, according to the Macbook Pro website.
That same month, a customer at a nearby Apple Store was reportedly experiencing a similar tear.
Apple’s Retina Pro laptops, the company’s first ever Macbook models, were also the subject of a recall in 2018, with reports of some customers being unable to connect to Wi-Fi or receive email.
It’s unclear how many Macbook owners were affected by this latest case, though, and no one has been injured.
In a statement, Apple said it is “committed to ensuring that every Mac customer has access to the latest Retina technology and the most advanced safety features.”
It also said that Apple “has been working with Macbook manufacturers and accessory makers to ensure that customers are aware of the importance of protecting their Retina devices.”
The Retina line of laptops was originally designed to compete with the high-end Apple Macbook, which launched in 2009 and is considered the highpoint of Mac technology.
It was released alongside the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and has since been superseded by the MacBook Air, which debuted in 2013 and is still available for purchase today.