Recently there was a report that some users who were quick to install the macOS Monterey update ran into issues such as memory leakage. Basically this resulted in some apps consuming pretty much all the RAM that the computer has available, rendering the computer useless until users quit the app or restart.
It is rather annoying, but thankfully it’s not as serious as some of the other reports we are hearing. According to other user reports, it seems that some users who upgraded to macOS Monterey on an older Mac computer are finding that the update has bricked their devices.
We’re also not talking about very old computers either. Some users are claiming that this has affected MacBook Pros from 2019 and 2020, although there are also some complaints from users who are using MacBook Airs from early 2015. It is unclear what the problem might be, but if you haven’t upgraded yet, now might be a good time to hold off until Apple has issued another update.
In the meantime, we’re also not sure what affected users can do about their bricked computers, short of taking it in to Apple and paying to get it repaired if it is no longer covered under warranty.