Apple Fixes macOS Monterey Bug That Bricked Macs After Update

All Mac users can now update to macOS Monterey, apparently without any new software paralyzing them.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that older Macs were experiencing bricking due to updating to the new operating system. Users claimed that updating to the company's new operating system had caused problems with their devices ports. This meant they could not even turn them on to resolve the issue. Some users believed the problem could be due to the firmware, which was confirmed by the company on Friday.

Rene Ritchie, a YouTuber, was informed by Apple that the company had fixed an issue in the Apple T2 security chips firmware. This chip is used on 16 Mac models made within the past three years.

These include the 13, 15, 16-inch MacBook Pros models, released from 2018-2020; the 13-inch MacBook Air featuring a Retina screen released from 2018-2020; the Mac mini 2018; the Mac Pro starting in 2019; the Mac Pro Rack starting in 2019; and the iMac Pro beginning in 2020.

According to Ritchie, Apple has fixed a problem with the Apple T2 security chips that prevented some users from starting up their Macs after installing macOS. The latest firmware has been added to the macOS updates. Apple Support can be reached for assistance if you are affected by this issue.

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Gizmodo reached Apple for comment on Friday, but did not hear back by the time this article was published. We will keep this blog updated if we get a response.

9to5Mac points out that this does not mean users who have been affected by the problem can breathe a sigh relief. The poor can't even turn their computers on. Apple Support must be contacted by these users to have their devices repaired. Apple's firmware update means that computers equipped with the Apple T2 security chip, such as mine, don't need to be worried about their computers getting damaged by Monterey.


This is wonderful news. Monterey has many cool new features that I've been eager to explore. It's not enough to leave me without a computer for several days. This really does seem like the Apple Store got the short end, especially for those who end up needing to repair their computers. They did nothing but update.

All those affected by the virus, my heart goes out to you. I hope that you can turn your Mac on soon.