Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pros Experiencing Hardware, Boot Camp Issues

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The new MacBook Pros with Retina Display may be Apple’s most powerful laptops yet, but a growing number of users are experiencing issues with both the 13-inch and 15-inch version of the laptop.

In a growing support thread on Apple’s official Discussions subsite, 13-inch MacBook Pro owners are experiencing issues with the trackpad and keyboard, which continuously lock up at random during use. Resetting the System Management Controller (or SMC), which is often a panacea in such situations, isn’t doing anything either.

There are other issues too. Users in another thread are complaining about issues installing Windows 8 and 8.1 on the new Retina MacBook Pros using Boot Camp. There appears to be an issue with Boot Camp creating the partition Windows need to install itself on.

The Boot Camp issue is likely something Apple will fix with a software update, but the hardware and keyboard issue could potentially be a hardware problem, necessitating replacement at your local Apple store. We’ll keep you posted.