Many owner’s of Apple’s new MacBook Pro models are reporting being unable to connect devices or maintain connections via iTunes Home Sharing. A support thread in Apple’s Discussion forums shows over 200 reports of 2011 MacBook Pro users sharing this issue. There is currently no known fix.
It appears that people are even returning their 2011 MPB’s over this issue, as many people apparently rely on this feature. Although Apple has yet to find a fix, the issue is widely documented, and I cannot help but think that Apple is working on resolving this sooner rather than later. It’s unclear what might me causing this issue.
While I haven’t encountered a problem on my 15″ 2011 MacBook Pro, I do not doubt the validity of the issue. However, returning a new computer over something which is almost certainly repairable via software seems extreme to me. There’s a price to pay for being an early adopter of new models – and early adopters should be aware that they are guinea pigs of sorts.
What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments!