Dear Steve Jobs,
As a designer, I was really concerned when I learned that Apple was eliminating it’s option for matte screens on its MacBook Pros. I’m sure you are aware that with a highly reflective screen it is near impossible to view accurate color and that is something that is very important to anyone working in the creative industries (especially graphic design and photography.) Us creative professionals have been a loyal customer base to Apple for so long, why would they alienate us in this way? It just doesn’t make sense to me.
Now, I understand that Apples more casual user/consumer find the glossy screen appealing, it’s kinda pretty! But why not give us a choice? I bought my Macbook Pro about 2 years ago and was asked to select which screen surface I wanted. I chose matte, specifically because I knew it was something that was necessary to help me do my work in the most accurate and efficient way. My Macbook Pro is a tool, probably the most important tool in my office and I need it to work for me.
A Mac User (for now),
So Steve Jobs, I’m posting this to try and get a dialog started. Are you angry about this? Leave a comment and voice your thoughts. Send your thoughts to Apple via their product feedback form. If you have a blog, I urge you to write your own letter to Steve Jobs and ask him to “Bring Matte Back!!!”