Now, it's safe for all Mac users to upgrade to macOS Monterey, and the new software won't crash their computers.
Earlier this week, there were reports of bricks on some older Macs after they were upgraded to the company's new operating system. As if that wasn't bad enough, some users say the update also messes up the ports on their devices, meaning they can't even open them to troubleshoot the problem. At the time, some users thought the problem might be related to firmware on their devices, a theory the company confirmed on Friday.
Apple told YouTube user Rene Ritchie that it had found and fixed a firmware problem on apple's T2 security chip. The chip has been used in 16 Macs over the past three years.
That includes 13-inch, 15-inch, and 16-inch MacBook Pros from 2018 to 2020; The 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina display, to be released from 2018 to 2020; The 2018 Mac Mini; The 2019 Mac Pro; The 2019 Mac Pro Rack; The iMac career; And the 2020 iMac.
According to Ritchie, Apple said: "We have identified and fixed a firmware issue on Apple's T2 security chip that caused a very small number of users to be unable to boot their Macs after upgrading their macOS."The updated firmware is now included with the existing macOS update. Anyone affected by this issue should contact Apple's support center for assistance."
Gizmodo contacted Apple about this on Friday, but we haven't heard back as of publication. If we hear back, we will update this blog.
Unfortunately, as 9to5Mac points out, that doesn't mean users already affected by the issue can breathe a sigh of relief. After all, poor people can't even run computers. Those users must contact Apple support to fix their devices. However, Apple's firmware update means that computer users with Apple's T2 security chip — like yours — don't have to worry about their computers crashing when downloading Monterey software.
Anyway, this is good news. Monterey is full of cool new features that I've always wanted to try out! Just, you know, not enough to leave me without my computer for days. It seems that affected users are taking a hit in this regard, especially if they end up having to go to an Apple store to have their computers repaired. I mean, they just update.