Apple has confirmed that it is aware of a glitch with the new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models just announced that sees the keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive at times.

"Apple is aware of rare circumstances where the built-in keyboard and Multi-Touch trackpad may become unresponsive on 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (late 2013) computers and is working on an update to resolve this behaviour."

The issue has affected a number of users according to internet forums, enough that Apple has been forced to acknowledge the problem and publish a work-around. 

"If you experience this issue, reset the keyboard and trackpad by closing the computer’s display for approximately one minute and then open it,"

Hopefully this short-term fix should be enough of a stop gap to get you through the problem until Apple release a firmware update.

Are you experiencing the problem? Let us know in the comments below.