MacBook Pro 2016 Latest News & Update: Apple Blames Graphics Display Problem To Firmware, Fix Issued Via macOS Sierra 10.12.2
Apple continues to work on the problems tied up to the MacBook Pro 2016. The latest glitch had to do with the buggy display screens which is believed to be caused by third-party software.
As mentioned in a previous post, the graphics-rendering issue affects both 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 models. It was initially tied up to the graphics card (AMD Radeon Pro 4670 GPU on the 15-inch models until the same problem was reported on the 13-inch model which ran on Intel’s Iris graphics chips.
The MacBook Pro 2016 problem has been plaguing users for the past week and now Apple has pinned the blame on firmware and not the hardware. The good news is that should this actually be the case, all of it should be fixed with the latest macOS Sierra 10.12.2 which is available only to users under the Apple beta test program.
Hence, MacBook Pro 2016 owners experiencing this graphics rendering issue may have to enroll in the program to see if this addresses the problem. The update was rolled out via the Apple App Store recently.
The thing about the macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta is that it is not yet the final version. Hence, there could be a slight risk involved. For those who are willing to wait, the final version of the macOS Sierra is expected to be made public in the coming days. Though there is no specific date, it could be worth the wait.
This is the fifth beta for macOS Sierra 10.12.2 which includes features like new emoji, Unicode 9 characters, and wallpapers, Mac Rumors reported. Bugs and fixes are also included, most of which should patch up the problems of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 plus the graphics-rendering bug.
If macOS Sierra 10.12.2 does address the problem, it gives Apple a bit of a reprieve particularly on the specs of the MacBook Pro 2016. Not too many people were impressed by the specs such as the use of Intel Skylake processors as well as the 16 GB limit for alleged energy-efficient means.