Back in late November, it was reported some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners were dealing with a strange “popping” sound when using software such as Final Cut Pro.
Lately, the bug has been picking up steam in the media and now Apple has acknowledged the issue and says a fix is coming, in the form of a software update.
Apple has now shared the following memo with Apple Authorized Service Providers, saying it’s a software issue and a fix is coming (via MacRumors):
If a customer hears a popping sound when playback is stopped on their MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
When using Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, QuickTime Player, Music, Movies, or other applications to play audio, users may hear a pop come from the speakers after playback has ended. Apple is investigating the issue. A fix is planned in future software updates.
The memo specifically states, “Do not set up service, or replace the user’s computer, as this is a software-related issue.”
If you’ve been dealing with this popping sound on your shiny 16-inch MacBook Pro, a fix is coming soon, so you’ll have to be patient here.
Here’s a video of what the issue sounds like: