Some ‘MacBook Pro 2018’ Owners Facing Speaker Crackling Issue

After the MacBook Pro Performance Limitation Issue has been sorted, some MacBook Pro users are now reporting a new problem, this time with the speakers. Apparently, some users have crunches or distortion even at low volume. While some report that the problem only occurs in certain services such as Apple Music or iTunes, others report that it occurs when using YouTube or GarageBand. Many users worry that this is not a software problem, but a hardware problem, and have turned to the forums to inform Apple and take action.

Users complained about forums, and on Reddit about this crackling or distortion problem. Apparently, the problem persists even after uninstalling the latest macOS update, and the crackling, crisp sounds can be heard on the 3.5mm audio jack as well as on the speakers. The next Web sources have confirmed that Apple was aware and was trying to solve the problem.

For now, the only solution is to replace your MacBook Pro and hope that the replacement will not pose the same problem. However, a Reddit user claims that he persisted even after the replacement. Apple is known for its quality control and its products are considered reliable and stable. Seeing several issues arising after the update of the MacBook Pro in July is, to say the least, surprising.

Apple refreshed its 13 “and 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar models in July, it now features faster processors with up to 6 cores, up to 32 GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of SSD, True Tone displays and the Apple T2 security chip. The new MacBook Pro models are also equipped with an “improved third generation keyboard for quieter typing” and should have solved the problem of the previous design of the Butterfly switch.

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