With every new model of a popular technology product there are bound to be a few teething problems here and there. When it comes to early adoption of an entirely new product or redesigned computing device, the odds of users experiencing issues increase further. The new 2013 MacBook Pros introduced at Apple’s Keynote event this month seem to be exhibiting some odd behavior. The retina-display clad laptops have an issue with their trackpads and keyboards along with a Boot camp installation problem.
Several new Macbook Pro owners are reporting lockups with their multi-touch trackpads and keyboards along with the inability to install Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 via Apple’s Boot Camp utility program. Apple’s support forums are choc full of users reporting these malfunctions. The issues are happening on both the 13-inch and 15-inch editions. The keyboard and trackpad problem appears to happen at random during normal usage and can only be rectified by a hard reset. Apple is yet to comment on the issue and it is yet to be determined if the cause is software or hardware related. The Boot Camp problem is appears to be associated with the partition created in order to allow for the installation of Windows 8. Users have stated that they are encountering freezes and copy errors when trying to install Windows via USB drive or DVD. A successful workaround has been developed however, click here for the solution.
A software or firmware update to address both of these problems is expected from Apple soon. Check out my latest Tech News Video below: