Data corruption on latest MacBook Pro

24 July 2015

sad-apple-logo Apple have sent out a warning to everyone that the latest MacBook Pro has an issue which might cause data corruption. There might be a separate issue with screen damage as well.

Regarding the data corruption, Apple have put out a firmware update to fix the laptop's flash storage component. It is the 15" mid-range 2015 Retina model that has shown signs of corruption.

This follows a lot of complaints about MacBooks that have knackered screens. Marks, or 'stains' are appearing on the laptops in such volumes that someone bothered to set up a website dedicated to the problem. It is called staingate.org, and shows a number of botched screens.

Just shy of 3,000 people (and counting) have joined a Facebook group about this issue too.

Obviously, one of the big concerns is that they're going to be rinsed with expensive service fees that they'll have to fork out for once the warranties or protection plans expire.

Considering that the MacBooks are considerably more expensive than the rest of the market, you can see why people have the hump.

Apple haven't confirmed whether there's an issue or not (there clearly is) and it seems to be models from 2013 that are causing the most grief for people.

TOPICS:   Technology   Complaints

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