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One of the new hardware features that Apple introduced to its Mac computers back in 2017 was the T2 chip in the iMac Pro. Apple then brought the chip over to the 2018 MacBook Pro laptops which seemed like a good thing, but now a report from Digital Trends is suggesting that it might be causing more problems than solving them.

It seems that ever since Apple introduced the T2 chip to its computers, there have been a growing number of complaints from users who are experiencing kernel panics, which are the Mac equivalent to the Windows Blue Screen of Death. While there could be many reasons behind a kernel panic, a common thread seems to be related to Bridge OS, which is the embedded OS used by the T2 chip.

It has yet to be confirmed if the T2 chip could be the reason behind the problems, but at least one user claimed that ever since they turned off the T2 chip, they never saw a Bridge OS-related problem again. In some instances Apple has actually replaced computers experiencing such issues.

If this is putting you off from buying a new Mac computer, worry not as Apple seems to be working on it. According to error logs, it appears that Apple has been actively fixing the issue as some users are reporting fewer kernel panics.

Filed in Apple >Computers. Read more about iMac, iMac Pro, Laptops and Macbook Pro.

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