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[* black] Unfortunately, the Retina display is not nearly as impressive when it's been beaten and broken, but it is still impressively thin.
[* black] The fused glass and LCD combo islayers are about 1.5 mm thick, and that includes the metal mounting plates.
[* black] The fused glass and LCD combo islayers are about 1.5 mm thick, and that includes the metal mounting plates.
[* icon_caution] We need to clarify this before continuing with the teardown; Apple did not design and build a 1.5 mm thin LCD panel. They did, however, do something exceptional with the design of this display: rather than sandwich an LCD panel between a back case and a front glass, they used the aluminum case itself as the frame for the LCD panel and used the LCD ''as'' the front glass.
[* black] TL;DR: The entire display assembly is an LCD panel.