New MacBook Pros come with serious stability problems, according to reportsOctober 29, 2013 0 Email article | Print article
Announced at the same event with the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display, the new MacBook Pros appear to have serious stability problems.
Although we cannot say that it Apple has made a habit around this behavior, one thing is clear: increasingly more Apple systems come with problems from the first week of their release. In principle overriding the negative publicity, almost all those errors can be solved with software updates. In this case, it’s about the recently launched MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Apparently, both the 13-inch models, and the 15-inch ones have significant problems that emerge in common usage. Most often, it was observed that the keyboard and trackpad suddenly stops working, without any error message. Although the situation can be resolved quickly with a forced reboot of the system, the solution is shameful for some of the most expensive laptops in the world. More serious is the fact that the systems themselves are not really blocked, for example a movie can still run.
The second set of issues came to light for those who cannot wait to take the newest and most powerful MacBook Pro in order to install Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp. Their installation was blocked in various cases, whether they tried installing the OS on a USB stick or DVD. At first glance, the problem in this case is related to OS X Mavericks and Bootcamp partitions, although a solution was not yet found.
The folks at Apple have not recognized the seriousness of the situation, but hopefully it will happen in no time. However, it is already much publicized and has chances to negatively affect the sales of MacBook Pro with Retina Display.