Apple announced in October that its new unibody notebooks would ship with only glossy screens. The one exception being a $50 antiglare option on the 17inch MacBook Pro. As expected this enraged professional video and image editing communities who maintain that a glossy screen is very difficult to work with in the field. It also makes color matching much more challenging.
AppleInsider reports that, Apple appreciates the concern, as it did with the outrage over the brief absence of FireWire on its 13-inch notebook offerings. The Mac maker has been following the numerous petitions and online threads dedicated to the display matter and hears their customers' collective voice, those familiar with the matter say.
The company is now mulling whether to extend its anti-glare option to more Macs.