updated 01:55 pm EDT, Fri June 30, 2006
Apple has reportedly attributed the discoloration on and around the palm rest of some MacBook models to a manufacturing defect. Earlier this month numerous MacBook owners began reporting a strange discoloration on the palm rest of their new white 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz notebooks, which many said appeared after 2-3 weeks of use. Apple originally claimed that the issue was a result of improper handling by MacBook owners, but later admitted that a problem with the plastics used in some models of the white MacBooks caused the discoloration, according to Softpedia. Apple has officially recognized the issue, and is offering those afflicted laptop owners with a replacement top case.