November 27th, 2003 • 8:49 am
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I was (and still am, to a certain extent) a victim of the G4 (MDD) noise fiasco. After that fiasco, the petition, and the subsequent PSU replacement program offered by Apple, it appeared safe to assume that Apple had learned their lesson and would avoid similar problems in future Mac models.
I also remember seeing news around that time that Apple had posted a job opportunity for an acoustics engineer…
Well, whatever Apple did or did not do, it appears that, unfortunately, computer noise issues are not really a thing of the past. In spite of Apple’s claims that the G5 was designed and optimized to reduce noise levels, there is an increasing number of reports on various support forums about several noise issues with the new models.
The latest one appears today on MacFixIt.com. And it’s not a pleasant read. Comments about how “the G5 is barely usable for audio production” because of noise issues that affect USB and FireWire ports as well have an all-too-familiar ring…
Of course, as always, noise is a very subjective issue. But the amount of… noise that is being made on the web about the G5 and acoustic issues is disturbing, once again.
Time to start a www.g5noise.com campaign?