The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a major quality control problem

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Will Apple’s QA crisis ever end?

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If you thought Apple finally got things right by replacing its awful butterfly keyboard on the MacBook Pro 16-inch, prepare to be disappointed by Apple’s poor quality control once again.

A quick recap: Apple fixed its problem-prone Butterfly keyboard on the new MacBook Pro 16-inch by ditching it for the critically praised "Magic Keyboard," which uses scissor switches. Add a stellar battery life, powerful processors and upgraded GPUs, and it felt like the MacBook Pro 16-inch could be the best laptop for macOS power users — even with its $2,400 price tag.

Well, not so fast, because Apple’s quality assurance still seems to be a major issue as shown by two problems that new users are starting to report.

As AppleInsider points out, the MacBook Pro 16-inch exhibits “intermittent popping sounds” that occur when you stop audio, skip it, or close an audio app. It seems to happen when “the clipping you can get when audio peaks too high, or when speakers are abruptly switched off and on.” The problem has been reported by multiple users in different sites.
By Jesus Diaz an hour ago Laptops

Will Apple’s QA crisis ever end?

(Image credit: Laptop Mag)
Advertisement

If you thought Apple finally got things right by replacing its awful butterfly keyboard on the MacBook Pro 16-inch, prepare to be disappointed by Apple’s poor quality control once again.

A quick recap: Apple fixed its problem-prone Butterfly keyboard on the new MacBook Pro 16-inch by ditching it for the critically praised "Magic Keyboard," which uses scissor switches. Add a stellar battery life, powerful processors and upgraded GPUs, and it felt like the MacBook Pro 16-inch could be the best laptop for macOS power users — even with its $2,400 price tag.

Well, not so fast, because Apple’s quality assurance still seems to be a major issue as shown by two problems that new users are starting to report.

As AppleInsider points out, the MacBook Pro 16-inch exhibits “intermittent popping sounds” that occur when you stop audio, skip it, or close an audio app. It seems to happen when “the clipping you can get when audio peaks too high, or when speakers are abruptly switched off and on.” The problem has been reported by multiple users in different sites.