What what why is this even being argued!!! The connector is an IPEX connector. Yes it may look the same but who cares? I can carry anything from ethernet to fire alarm to LVDS to displayport signals along that connector, just because they look the same does NOT MEAN THEY WILL WORK!!!
RETINAS DO NOT USE LVDS!!!
AIRS DO NOT USE LVDS!!! STOP THIS SH!T!!!!
Look at the schematic and it will TELL you what they use.
Just because idiots on eBay sell it as a Retina LVDS cable or a Macbook Air LVDS connector doesn't mean it IS one!! THEY are clueless ignorant tards, which is to be expected from idiot eBay suppliers, but doesn't have to be true for us.
There is no Retina or modern(read: not A1304 or A1237) Macbook Air that uses LVDS!
eDP is an interesting protocol. It can store an image in the screen without the GPU or the mux being on, it will show the last image prior to it turning off, but most importantly:
NO NEW MACBOOK AIRS USE DISPLAYPORT!!!
NO RETINAS EVER USED DISPLAYPORT!!!