Apple: Don’t Use Palm Rest Covers On Retina Macbook Pro

Posted in Apple News, Mac on 02/10/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill


Apple issued an interesting note on the Macbook Pro today, warning not to use palm rest covers or risk damaging the screen when closing it.


To enable thin design, the clearance between the display and the palm rest area is engineered to tight tolerances. Do not use palm rest covers as the added thickness may interfere with the designed resting position of the display.

As a best practice, keep the palm rest clear of any material.

Palm rest covers are quite popular so you’d think that Apple would have thought of the problem, but it seems that Retina Macbook Pro are either going to have to live with it or risk breaking the screen.


Henry Taylor-Gill

Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.