Apple patch macOS 12. Monterey will no longer break Intel Macs

Good news for owners of Mac computers with Intel processors. macOS 12 Monterey has been updated, thanks to which Apple machines with T2 chips will not break after upgrading to the latest software version.

macOS 12 is a successful operating system but has caused some owners of Apple computers some problems. Soon after its release, it turned out that the software released at the end of October could break Mac computers with Intel processors in the x86 architecture. Specifically, these machines are equipped with an additional Apple T2 chip based on the ARM architecture.

Some of those desktops and laptops in which the Apple T2 chip was placed stopped turning on after uploading Monterey. The problem was revealed to some users when their computer was restarted after the failed update had been performed.

The following desktops are included in the list of devices that may be affected by the issue:

  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020);
  • iMac Pro;
  • Mac Pro (2019);
  • Mac Pro (Rack, 2019);
  • Mac mini (2018);

In addition, the following Apple notebooks were affected by the problem:

  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020);
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019);
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018);
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports);
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports);
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019);
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports);
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019);
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports);
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018);
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports).

The recently released update solves the problem so that the owners of the affected machines can finally install Monterey without much stress. Thanks to this, they will gain access to a number of functions that Apple introduced with macOS 12.

Unfortunately, in the case of consumers who have been affected by the problem of “bricking” of equipment, the update does not change anything. Owners of computers that have broken macOS 12 Monterey must report to the service. Apple has not released any tool that would allow you to deal with this ailment on your own.

Apart from that, the latest bugfix does not introduce any other visible changes – and, rather, nothing new has been implemented under the hood as well. The latest version of macOS 12 Monterey did not appear at all on computers with ARM chips, i.e. last year’s Apple M1 and this year’s Apple M1 Pro and Apple M1 Max.