MacOS Monterey Update Bricks MacBook Pros Leaving Angry Users With Overpriced Apple Coasters
Apple has been wowing its fans with its latest product lineup it announced last week. The M1 Pro has seen good reviews since its announcement, along with M! Max in MacBook Pro laptops. But the latest macOS update may be putting a damper on all of that for some.
There is an eerie echo from the past resonating for some Mac owners right now. The reason for the gasps for breath is because for some the latest macOS Monterey has bricked their entire Mac (and we all know they ain't cheap). There have been numerous reports of Mac owners stating as they were updating to the new macOS release, the screen went completely black and then failed to turn back on.
Confused, fearful, and downright angry owners have taken to Apple Support Communities on Twitter and Reddit to let the company and other Mac owners know of their current situation. Some of the disgruntled users have said that they talked with Apple Support and were told there would be an update coming that should resolve the issue. The response on social media from those users is, "How do I install an update on a dead Mac?" A good question indeed.
The issue seems to be delegated to older Mac products. The more recent Apple silicon-based Macs seem to be fine, for now. But that could change as reports of bricked Macs continue to filter in. It is worth noting that as of right now the problem seems to be affecting less customers than last year's Big Sur incident according to one report.
So, if you are a current Mac owner and have not yet updated to macOS Monterey, it may be worth waiting for another update before pulling the trigger. As with any new software version it is usually a good idea to wait out the bugs that normally come with an initial launch. And when you are talking the kind of money an Apple Mac costs these days, it could more than worth it to wait.