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PSA: Very small number of 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro machines suffering kernel panics

Just as one glitch with the 2018 MacBook Pro gets resolved, another one appears, although so far only for a very limited number of users.

Some owners are reporting repeated kernel panics – as often as once or twice a day. The same issue has been experienced by a number of iMac Pro owners, with some clues suggesting it may be the fault of one component found only in these two machines …



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Redditor suggests MacBook Pro throttling is not a CPU issue; can be fixed [U]

Update: Whether the Redditor is right or not, it was indeed the case that Apple was able to resolve the issue with an update.

Redditor argues that the CPU slowdown experienced with the 2018 MacBook Pro is not caused by thermal throttling of the processor itself, but rather by power throttling of the voltage regulator module (VRM).

They go on to demonstrate that the value can be overwritten, boosting performance, indicating that it is potentially something Apple can fix with an update …



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Testing shows 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard resists dust much better than previous-gen, but not foolproof

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iFixit has followed up on its initial teardown with some focused testing on a the new third-generation keyboard present in the 2018 MacBook Pro. How well does the silicone membrane protect the butterfly mechanism? Pretty well. iFixit showered a 2017 and 2018 MacBook Pro in dust particles and then compared the result.



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