First 16-inch MacBook Pro user gripes begin to surface
Apple launched the eagerly anticipated 16-inch MacBook Pro in the middle of last month. Hailed by reviewers, including our own, as a return to form for the Cupertino giant it has now been in user hands for a couple of weeks, and some glitches have been noted among the Apple community. Thankfully, mercifully, keyboard woes aren’t among the gripes nor have users reported any CPU throttling issues.
Instead, Apple’s highly regarded new speaker set up in the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is causing users some minor concerns. Appleinsider notes that an intermittent “popping” sound is being emitted from the speakers that is only noticeable after audio playback has been stopped. Happily, Apple’s support team has already responded to customers advising that Apple is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. Annoying, but definitely not a show-stopper.
More troublesome, perhaps, is a “ghosting” effect that has been observed by some users when viewing content on its otherwise dazzling, state-of-the-art LED backlit IPS LCD panel. This apparently is noticeable when scrolling suggesting that it could be a refresh rate glitch, but it is hopefully not a characteristic of the panel. Apple’s iPad Pro models might have 120 Hz ProMotion panels, but this has yet to reach the rest of its product line, including the new MacBook Pro which continues with a 60 Hz refresh rate.
At the time of writing, Apple has responded to the concerns users have noted about the display, but we will update this article should it respond to media inquiries.