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Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 1:24 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
The issue is now on the front page of Apple Insider. Hurrah!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 2:32 AM (in response to JofArnold)
Same problem here with my MacBook Pro 15" i7 Late 2011.
The problem also exits when I plug in my ear phones into the MacBook Pro.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 3:02 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
Same problem here. After the first few hours in use Thunderbolt speakers started to produce distorted sound. Now the sound gets distorted everytime I start to use Skype or iTunes after a few minutes. Called dealer tech support. They are not aware of the issue and I will have to bring the dsplay and book to them for check (a few days....)
13-inch, Mid 2012
Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB
Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4
Firmware Version: 22.2
Link Status: 2
Port Micro Firmware Version: 0.0.21
Cable Firmware Version: 0.1.18
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
I have the same problem, using a MacBook Air (2012) connected to the Thunderbolt Display. The sound of the speakers becomes noisy after playing music for several minutes (10-15 minutes). First of all, I thought the monitors has a fabrication error cause the error was evident the first time but now…
In order to get rid of the problem i switch in the system preferences >> sound from the display audio (thunderbolt monitor speakers) to the internal speakers ( Macbook Air ) and return after some seconds to the display audio soud device (thunderbolt monitor speakers) again. Unfortunately, the noisy sounds comes back after one hour.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
Same problem exactly. I ran my 2011 MacBook air 11" on TD with no audio issues. I updated to 2012 MacBook air 11" and the problems began. Audio distorts after a few minutes, switching sound source fixes temporarily. Haven't had the chance to do anything about it yet, but relieved it not just me...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to Chipfork)
It ain't just you @chipfork
Finally we are getting some PRESS! And its not "small quanitity of users"...I exchanged my macbook air 2012 and my thunderbolt display twice EACH...same problem.
fix por favor @apple.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to Marco Meneses 11)
¿También hablas español Marco? Hay que comunicárselo a Applesfera.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 4:23 PM (in response to F150Wahoo)
Same issue here...
Apple Hardware Test
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to human.virus)
This is very likely an issue with a driver, and happens sometimes when an audio output device is not initialized properly. Though rare, I've had it happen to several M-Audio USB interfaces, and it appears a similar issue is happening with Apple's Thunderbolt display's audio controller on some systems. It may simply be that the Thunderbolt bus handling is still relatively new and bugs need to be ironed out, and I suspect it should be fixable with a small software update from Apple; however, there is also the possibility that the root of the incompatibility is firmware-related. Ultimately we'll have to wait and see what Apple finds and fixes.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
Yep same problem with the latest supped up 13" MacBook Air and 27" display. I have an external hardrive USBd up in the back of the display. Noticed it for the first time today whilst listening to tunes on Spotify as no one is in the office. I have been putting it to sleep and waking it up to fix it. Will try the Prefs > Sound fix mentioned, but only as a temporary fix. Sounds like a software update should sort it out. Hopefully very soon. I don't really want to this back.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
Same exact issue. Very annoying! Apple, PLEASE FIX!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to ccf008)
ohhhhh...is this our lovley update?!?!? has anyone done it?!?!?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to Marco Meneses 11)
I hope so. I am downloading it. Will feedback in a bit!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to rolandofromperu)
Just install the update and testing it out to see if it addresses the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to RiggerIII)
This update DOES NOT fixes the issue. We'll have to wait.