The latest version of macOS, Monterey, had arrived last week. However, it looks like it might not be an attractive update to some users as they complain that the OS update is bricking their old Macs. Recently, a surge of users took the issue onto various social platforms revealing that their Mac devices are unusable after installing the update.
According to the reports, most of them are for the older Mac models rather than the new Apple silicon-based Macs. A Reddit user says that the update has bricked a 2017 iMac and never restarted again after it said it needed a restart. However, the same user's older 2015 MacBook Air seems to have no problem with the update.
A solution suggested on Apple Support Communities is to revive or restore their Mac's firmware. "In very rare circumstances, such as a power failure during a macOS update or upgrade, a Mac may become unresponsive and so the firmware must be revived or restored," according to a support document.
To be safe, it's better not to update your old Macs since the Monterey is still in its first version and might have many bugs. Apple is currently testing macOS 12.1, but it isn't expected to release for several more weeks. Let us know what you think about the article by leaving a comment. Stay tuned to TechNave.com for more tech reports.