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MacBook Pro 2016 Display Glitch a Firmware Issue, Says Apple

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MacBook Pro 2016 Display Glitch

For the past few weeks, a number of MacBook Pro 2016 owners have been experiencing some issues with their laptops. What seemed to be a minor issue in the system caused a handful of MacBook Pros to display glitches on screen. As the days go by, the small number began to increase and more owners began contacting the Apple helpline. At first, it was thought that the problem could be caused by some hardware issues that manifested after the assembly. Now, Apple is saying that the problem is not hardware after all, it is instead the firmware that is the issue.

According to Craig Federighi, the display glitch that most 15-inch MacBook Pros are experiencing is probably caused by an error in the firmware. He also said that the graphics issue has been addressed in the latest developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2.

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To those who are unaware, a few weeks ago, some first-day buyers of the MacBook Pro started reporting glitches on their brand new machines. Some even posted photos of their laptop displays on forums like macrumors.com. Initial diagnosis points to possible hardware issues that may have manifested after assembly. Because of this, Apple has issued an extension to its return policy. The extension is for anyone who bought the laptop on the first week of release.

MacBook Pro 2016 Display Glitch

15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 showing display glitch (via macrumors.com)

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The latest best release of the macOS Sierra is now at version 10.12.2. Currently, it is only available for participants of Apple?s beta test program. The update was rolled out a few days ago from the Apple App Store. Anyone who wants to try out the newest OS update can join the Apple developer program from its website. However, for anyone who do not want to risk their machines on untested software, they can wait for the update to be publicly released. Other Mac users can expect the official rollout within the coming weeks.

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