Bad news for MacBook Pro Retina owners who wear a metal watch band. Don't.
Wrist watches with metal bands (including, I suggest, the new Apple Watch) do not mix with the smooth surface of an Apple laptop, whether Pro or Air or, even, the as-yet-unseen MacBook. For years I have been sticking a protective sheet over the computer chassis to the left of the trackpad. Even a large Apple sticker helps. But there’s bad news, conveyed to me by Katie Floyd of the Mac Power Users Podcast. Let Katie take up the story:
I received an email from Mac Power Users listener Mark pointing me to this Apple Knowledge Base article warning MacBook Pro with Retina Display users not to use palm rest or keycap covers. The concern is that because Retina MacBook Pro is so thin and the tolerances are so tight, anything between the body and the top of the computer could cause it to rub against the screen. Apple warns this could cause damage to the display and presumably they’re talking about the recent reports of the anti-reflective coating coming off the display.
Back to the drawing board. Either that, or stick with the rubber sports band on my new steel Apple Watch when it comes.