Apple has responded to widespread reports that claim some MacBooks become discoloured after a few short weeks of use.

A vocal minority of customers have claimed that the new Macs become discoloured, mainly around the areas on which users rest their hands on the keyboard.

Some reports have claimed Apple to have admitted that the problem exists, but this isn't yet the case.

The company is requesting that users who claim to have been affected should contact Apple support, as the MacBooks remain under warranty and the company needs to explore the claimed problem to establish its cause.

In a statement, Apple said: "Apple is aware of this input and is looking into it. If a customer has any technical issues, they should contact AppleCare."

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