Shiny New Apple M1 Pro And Max MacBooks Have A Serious Memory Leak Issue
A memory leak is a resource leak that is basically representative of mishandling app instructions that can cause a program to fail to let go of unneeded memory space. This often results in a single program arbitrarily taking up more memory resources than it should, at which point the amount allocated to it grows until either the program crashes or the system runs out of memory entirely. At that point, your whole system could either become completely unresponsive and a reboot is likely the best course of action from there.
This memory leak issue should be something that Apple can get sorted, hopefully in short order. After all, Apple's new shared memory architecture is part of the reason why its new Apple Silicon offerings are so performant. Either way, it's obviously a big, nagging issue and we hope it's ironed out quickly for the sake of end user early adopters that are hoping big things from their new, expensive Apple MacBooks.