Apple officially addresses bootcamp speaker issue

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  1. aevan, Dec 4, 2016
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    aevan macrumors 68000

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    You can read the update text and they are officially fixing the issue with the bootcamp update. However, I'm still scared to install bootcamp. It'll be a while before I do. Anyway, for those braver than me, it should work now.

    I would be grateful if people who install the new bootcamp drivers can confirm the issue is gone and it's safe to install bootcamp.


    This was a real blunder by Apple. This never should've happened. Even if they fixed the issue, the damage has been done - both to people who had their speakers blown and to others, when it comes to trust and reliability.

    EDIT: I first encountered this video because I follow the guy on YT, I just saw the Macrumors news page mention the same thing and people commenting there.
     
  2. zzyph macrumors newbie

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    I just installed windows, can confirm that everything is ok and the drivers are updated.
     
  3. fs454, Dec 4, 2016
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    I got my entire machine replaced today because of this. The store I went to was unfamiliar with the issue, but Apple's official support doc (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207410) led them to an internal note which in big, bold red letters says "Replace whole unit". Thankfully they somehow had my 2.9/1TB/460 config in stock so I didn't have to wait again, but ehh.

    Insult to injury, the notorious right-under-the-speaker scratch that's on nearly all 2016 15" models was on the new replacement as well. The Apple Store employees couldn't believe it. I settled into it anyways, I'd rather not nitpick so hard when there's clearly a widespread manufacturing oddity that's ultimately minor.

    :edit: Guess I should also report that Time Machine / Windows 10 is all good as far as I can see. I reinstalled it immediately tonight and got down on some Battlefield 1 for a couple hours. The patch is included in the boot camp driver package. Not gonna let previous experience stop me here, if the thing fails it's in Apple's court again.
     
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