I ordered a customized 13" MacBook Pro 2018 model with touch bar. I've been excited to take delivery of this Mac but am now seeing large threads of issues specifically towards: Speaker crackling / Audio jitter Crashes with an error related to Bridge OS This is extremely discouraging to read especially when these Mac models are over 6 months old. One would think that any software issues have been ironed out by now but even with the latest update it seems the issues are ongoing. Apparently the culprit of these issues is the new T2 chip. However if I look on the MacBook Air forum, I don't see any threads about this. Since the MacBook Air Retina has a T2 chip, I guess it may not be the T2 chip after all. I've had some pretty nasty experiences with several MacBook Pro's in the past related to kernel panics and discrete nvidia graphic card issues. From my experience whenever Apple adds more features like automatic graphics switching, more issues arise. So to avoid these problems I've settled with per se simpler Mac models in the past like the MacBook Air which have less bells and whistles but were more reliable and dependable. I wanted to revisit and give the MacBook Pro's a chance since I am a power user but apparently after more than 10 years with Macs, it seems MacBook Pro's still face several reliability issues. Is this in fact the case or are these threads exceptions to different use cases and possibly related to third party pro peripherals? Now I'm thinking to settle with a MacBook or MacBook Air Retina yet again so as to avoid these issues but I am also hopeful to hear some positive feedback specifically on the 2018 MacBook Pro Touch Bar 13". It would be reassuring and I hope to hear to hear back from some users that have not experienced any of the issues above.