2016 MacBook Pro Graphics Issues May Be Fixed in macOS Sierra 10.12.2

For some owners of the late-2016 MacBook Pro, with or without the Touch Bar, graphics card issues have been causing headaches.

Some owners are experiencing crashes on their system, while the majority appear to show fragmentation, tearing, black bars popping up on the display, or a red tint over the entire screen. While it has been confirmed by a variety of owners facing the issue that a complete shutdown of the computer, and restarting it, fixes the problem, it’s only a temporary solution.

But, if an email reportedly sent out by Apple’s Craig Federighi, a more permanent fix is on the way. One MacRumors forum poster took a screenshot of an email exchange with Federighi, which says that an upcoming software update to the Mac lineup will fix the problem.

Specifically, the upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.2 release should be the solution owners have been waiting for:

    “Hi,

    Thanks for the note! We believe we have addressed all of these graphics issues in the latest beat of Sierra 10.12.2 (available at beta.apple.com).

    I hope that you enjoy your new MacBook Pro — it’s a fantastic machine!

    — craig”

While the email itself isn’t verified at the time of publication, it doesn’t seem likely to be faked. So for owners of the MacBook Pro, both in the 13- and 15-inch size, at least there’s something to be looking forward to without having to be forced to exchange the hardware at an Apple Store.

Apple is currently beta testing macOS Sierra 10.12.2 right now, with the public launch expected to arrive sometime next week.

Have you faced these problems?

[via 9to5Mac; MacRumors Forums]