Multiple users have been reporting that they’ve experienced ‘monitor ghosting’ issues on the 16” MacBook Pro.
A recent Reddit thread was opened up on the r/Apple subreddit. User u/topson322 cited a MacRumors thread that was opened up in November and ignited the conversation. The discourse that followed found that many MacBook Pro users have been experiencing this issue.
The MacBook Pro monitor ghosting problem has been experienced when users scroll through apps or blocks of text. When ghosting occurs, frames will become blurry and rather than a smooth transition, they’ll run into each other, leaving frames of images to bleed into one another while in motion.
Many users have been experiencing monitor ghosting for quite some time. This issue has not been isolated to a particular model either. User u/heyyoudvd wrote in the thread that “The 2018 iPad Pro still has terrible ghosting/smearing.” In addition, u/experimental pointed out that “This was an issue on the very first Retina MacBook Pro.”
Ghosting has been an ongoing battle with Apple. The LCD screens of the MacBook Pro have been known to cause issues in the past. This goes as far back as 2013 when a class-action lawsuit was launched as many users experienced the same problems faced today.
Apple has acknowledged the ghosting phenomenon in the past. The company went as far as the publish a support page for users experiencing the issue, in an attempt to assist in troubleshooting and find a solution.
Unfortunately, as indicated by the Reddit thread, ghosting remains a blemish on an otherwise reliable and powerful line of notebooks.