"OKAY, now I'm really starting to get worried... scary stuff....
Possibly a bug introduced with 10.8.2? (affecting all 2013 models, 10.8.2 not tested with Sandisk?)"
Frankly I feel more reassured by reading those threads - it's leaning towards it being a s/w glitch, maybe SMC, but leaning away from it being h/w (which is what this thread has been speculating all-along, no?)....and if it's s/w that's messed it up, then it can "easily" be fixed with further s/w updates.
Bought the lower end rMBP today. Been using it for 5 hrs. Fans kicked in 2 hours after mail imported my emails. It's been going WILD every 5-10 minutes (sometimes less) since, and all I'm doing now is reading this thread on safari. I don't know whether to just wait till apple fixes this, or go exchange one that has fans that doesn't going go cray cray as often as this one.
I really need a laptop for uni too. This is so disappointing.
Yesterday I opened a case in UK for this issue.
I spoke with two guys and they told me that there are no comunications or something like that Apple sent to them.
I don't know if is true but they also told me that they didn't know about this problem.
This afternoon I'll go to an apple repair center to listen what they have to tell
Having the same issues with the fan at constant highest speed, all the time, since yesterday. Whilst the temperature is <34 celcius.
The system is at idle with 1% - 2% CPU in use.
I have a Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch (mid 2012).
2.3 Ghz Core i7
16 GB mem
Media Name: APPLE SSD SM512E Media (512GB Samsung)
Running OSX 10.8.2
Since I have this issue the screen went black twice (like in sleep mode) during normal use. I'm not sure the issues are related.
Seems to be since the latest software update.
(Ninja Edit: Tried the SMC reset, didnt work)
It doesn't matter who you call or talk too within Apple. When the company decides to go silent, all employees are sworn to secrecy. Therefore their standard response is "we've never heard about it".
They coverup the entire affair. Then if Apple does decide to do something they usually release a silent update. Faults are generally not something Apple admits. The exception is massive public uproar like Apples dreadful maps.
All we as users can do is hope Apple does the right thing and fix it. If not, we're screwed.
I have the same problem.
MBPR early 2013
3 days old
15''/2.4 Ghz/8GB/SD256E SSD
Today I contacted Apple care and they told me that they are aware of the problem and are working to fix it. The guy also said that currently do not know if the problem is hardware or firmware.
Engineers are studying the problem.