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macOS Catalina 10.15.2 released, may unofficially fix speaker pops and crackles in MacBook Pro

The latest update for macOS Catalina is now available. (Image via Apple)
The latest update for macOS Catalina is now available. (Image via Apple)
The latest version of macOS Catalina (10.15.2) brings a slew of minor updates and bug fixes. Interestingly, the update may have fixed the speaker snap, crackle, and pop issues reported by some Macbook and Macbook Pro users, though nothing official has been stated by Apple.

Apple released the latest version of macOS earlier this week. In addition to a few minor feature additions and bug fixes, macOS Catalina 10.15.2 has unofficially fixed a major problem plaguing MacBook and MacBook Pro speakers, according to users.

The official update brings new layouts to Apple News+ stories, new links in the Stocks app, and support for English and French News stories for Canadian users. The column browser view in the Music app has been restored. There is now support for using an iPhone or iPad to remotely control the Music and TV apps. The bug that prevented some Macs with Apple’s T2 security chip from accepting a user login has been fixed.

According to a Forbes article, multiple users are reporting that the speaker crackle that has plagued some MacBooks and MacBook Pros has been fixed with this update. Apple hasn’t officially commented on this, though, so consider this an unofficial byproduct of the new update.

The full changelog can be found at Apple’s website.

If you have a MacBook or MacBook Pro that suffered from speaker crackle, has the latest update fixed the issue? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sam Medley, 2019-12-12 (Update: 2019-12-12)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.